GREEK WINES

Enotria Red Douloufakis 2016

Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"

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ENOTRIA Red Dry wine

 

“Enótria” means “Land of Wine”.


 

A simple, easy to drink wine that is expressive of everyday life in Crete. It is a blend of two very old indigenous grape varieties of Crete, Liatiko and Kotsifali, which successfully marry with the international Syrah grape. The blend is made from Syrah (60%), Kotsifali (30%) and Liatiko (10%).


 

In the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at 350 metres above sea level.


 

Classic red vinification in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 24°C to 28°C. The fermentation takes place separately for each grape variety.


 

Alcohol : 13,0 % vol
Residual sugar: 4,0 gr/lt
Total acidity: 6,3 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 73 mg/lt


 

187ml, 375ml, 750ml


 

It can be aged nicely up to three years.


 

It has a pleasant and youthful ruby color. The variety of aromas includes red fruits and elegant notes of pepper. The taste is fresh and fruity, with high acidity and medium tannins. Interesting and easy to drink wine, with great balance and pleasant aftertaste.


 

Should be served at 17°C. It is an excellent companion for pasta with minced meat, especially with minced meat of rabbit, wild goat or guinea hen. It pairs well some traditional Greek dishes, such as "moussaka" (vegetables and minced meet with béchamel sauce), "soutzoukakia smyrneika" (meatballs with red sauce) and lentils with Cretan "apaki" (smoked pork). It is also nice for lentils in tomato sauce, rabbit or hare stew and eggplants "imam baildi". Its acidity makes the wine an excellent companion when flavours need to be tempered, so it is great for the fats of the Cretan traditional dish "antikristo arni" (lamb cooked in open fire).




Enotria Red Awards & Tasting Notes

Enotria Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2016 U.K. Decanter 2014 Bronze medal
2013 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2012 Silver medal
2004 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2003 Silver medal
2003 France Challenge International du Vin 2001 Gold medal


Enotria Red Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2014 Nose of plums, pepper, raisiny fruit and cinnamon. Juicy cherry, pure and light with slight spice on the finish. An international style. Wine for protein.