Dafnios Red Douloufakis 2016
Protected Designation of Origin “DAFNES”
“Dáfnios", from the name of our village, Dafnes.
A dry version of the Liatiko variety, one of the noblest 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% matured for up to 8 months in large French oak barrels and while the other 50% matured in 225 ltr used barrels.
Alcohol : 13,5% vol
Residual sugar: 1,4 gr/lt
Total acidity: 5,5 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 90 mg/lt
750ml, 1.5lt & 3lt
This wine will age for about eight years.
Its aroma will surprise you with its bouquet of spices such as olives, dark rich fruits and hints of tannins that will age and mature unfolding -as time passes- aromas of nuts, raisins and leather. The colour is light red with orange hues, which is characteristic of this variety. As you first taste it, you will experience the continuation of the heady bouquet and will discover a wine of medium body, good acidity, soft and tasteful tannins, which make it mostly elegant to drink!
Should be served at 17°C. This wine could accompany a simple or complex food menu or just a special relaxing moment.