"ASPROS LAGOS" Red Douloufakis 2016
Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"
“'Aspros Lagós” means “White Hare”. It is the placename of the vineyard.
A superb red wine from Crete that expresses all the fervour and the Mediterranean temperament of the Cretan vineyard. This wine is sophisticated and comes from the outstanding "Aspros Lagos" vineyard. The wine is made using exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
In the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at 350 metres above sea level.
Classic red vinification in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation takes place at 24°C to 28°C.
The wine matures in French oak barrels for twelve months. We use 20% new barrels, but also second and third use barrels.
Alcohol : 14,1 % vol
Residual sugar: 2,7 gr/lt
Total acidity: 6,2 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 88 mg/lt
750ml, 1.5lt, 3lt & 5lt
The wine is capable of ageing for up to ten years and by doing so becomes richer and more complex.
The wine is dark ruby, nearly purple, coloured. It has a rich, complex aromatic bouquet, including gooseberry, a whole range of dark fruits, pepper and hints of vanilla from the barrel. Its flavour is full and rich with fruity and spicy characteristics. The structure is balanced and the tannins are rich and powerful.
'Aspros Lagós red wine should be served at 17°C and pairs well with all dishes made with calf or ox, grilled or cooked. It will well accompany lamb or goat in the oven and chops. It also perfectly accompanies many kinds of cheese like three-year-aged "graviera" (cheese from Crete) and other aged yellow hard kinds of cheese..