Dafnios Red Douloufakis 2015

Protected Designation of Origin “DAFNES”

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DAFNIOS Red Dry wine


“Dafnios", from the name of our village, Dafnes.


A dry version of the Liatiko variety, one of the most noble indigenous varieties of the Cretan vineyards.


In the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at 350 metres above sea level. The indigenous variety Liatiko is mainly found in Dafnes and offers dry wines, but can be used in sweet sun dried wines as well.


Classic red vinification. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for 3 days at 20°C and then continues at 20°C, in stainless steel tanks.


50% being matured for up to 8 months in large French oak barrels and  the remainder matured  in 225 ltr  used barrels.


Alcohol : 13% vol
Residual sugar: 3,0 gr/lt
Total acidity: 7 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 24 mg/lt


750ml, 1.5lt & 3lt


This wine will age for about eight years.


Its aroma will surprise with its bouquet of spices, olives, dark rich fruits, and hints of tannin's that will age and mature unfolding  with time, aromas of spices, nuts, raisins  and leather. The colour is a light red with orange hues that is characteristic of this variety. In your first taste you will experience a continuity of the heady bouquet and will find a wine of medium body, good acidity, soft and tasteful tannin's, that make this wine an elegant wine to drink.


Should be served at 17°C. This wine could accompany a simple or complex food menu, or, a special relaxing moment.

Year Country Competition / Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2015 90/100
2017 U.K. Decanter 2015 Silver medal
2017 U.K. Decanter 2015 Silver medal
2017 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2015 Silver medal
2016 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2014 Bronze medal
2016 Japan Sakura 2012 Silver medal
2015 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 89/100
2015 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2013 86/100
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2011 88/100
2012 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2010 88/100
2008 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2006 Bronze medal