"ASPROS LAGOS" Red Douloufakis 2016

Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"

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“'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..

Douloufakis Aspros Lagos Red Awards

Aspros Lagos Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2019 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2016 Bronze medal
2018 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2015 Gold medal
2018 Japan Sakura 2014 Silver medal
2014 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2011 Gold medal
2013 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Grand Gold medal
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2007 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Gold medal
2010 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2010 France Challenge International du Vin 2007 Bronze medal
2009 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Gold medal
2008 U.K. London, IWSC 2005 Bronze medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2004 Gold medal
2007 U.K. London, IWSC 2004 Bronze medal


Recipe: Fried red mullets

Combines well with  Sauvignon Blanc Douloufakis white dry wine.


Greek Recipe: Cretan recipe "Papa-Manolis"

Combines well with Douloufakis wine "Aspros Lagos red".


Greek (Cretan) grape varieties

Overall, there are more than 300 valuable native greek grape varieties that produce wines of different character.


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