- St. John Commanderia
- Xynisteri, Mavro
- Red, Sweet, Full-Bodied, Fruity, Rich
- Old, amber and sticky? I'm thinking cheese.
- Go for fried halloumi with dates and walnuts,
- figs stuffed with Stilton and wrapped in prosciutto
- or a chocolate, apricot and fontina grilled cheese on sourdough.
Nose: Intense, mature, dried fruit, nutty, spicy
Mouth: Full Bodied, sweet, medium-high acidity, intense, long finish, fig, almond, butterscotch
- Named Commanderia by the Knight of St. John for the name of the island of production, known now to us as Cyprus, this legendary sweet wine is produced from both a red and white grape, Mavro and Xynistri, picked late harvest from the volcanic soil and sun-dried until raisined. The shriveled grapes are fermented in oak vats and aged in a solera for at least 2 years with the younger wine constantly refreshing the older.
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