Dafnios Red Douloufakis 2015
Protected Designation of Origin “DAFNES”
“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|
|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|