"Enotria" Red Douloufakis 2017
Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"
"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. Fermentation takes place separately for each grape variety.
Alcohol : 13,8 % vol
Residual sugar: 3,9 gr/lt
Total acidity: 5,1 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 75 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. An 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 sauce, especially with rabbit minced meat, wild goat or guinea hen. It pairs well with some traditional Greek dishes, such as "moussaka" (vegetables and minced meet with béchamel sauce), "soutzoukakia Smyrneika" (meatballs in red sauce) and lentils with Cretan "apaki" (smoked pork). It is also nice with 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 greatly combined with the fat of the traditional Cretan dish "antikristo arni" (lamb cooked in open fire).