all available Maratheftiko
Maratheftiko is an ancient grape variety that comes from Cyprus. It is also known as Vamvakada, Vamvakina, Pampakia, Mavrosportiko and Aloupostafylo.
Unlike most grape varieties, Maratheftiko cannot self-pollinate and requires co-cultivation with other varieties in order to achieve fertilization and fruit growth. As a result of poor fertilization, bunches are often affected by Millerandage. Millerandage is a potential problem of vineyard risk in which the bunches contain fruits that differ in size and mainly in maturity.
This rare red Cypriot grape was rediscovered about 30 years ago. Initially, this grape variety was used only to add color and body to wines from the Mavro variety. It represents less than 5% of the cultivated vineyards of the island.
In recent years, the wines from Maratheftiko have evolved and are constantly winning awards in international competitions.