GREEK WINES

Enotria Rose Douloufakis 2016

Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"

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ENOTRIA Rose Dry wine

 

“Enótria” means “Land of Wine”.


 

A seductive rosé wine, a blend of two varieties: the authentic Cretan Kotsifali (60%) and the French origininated Syrah (40%).


 

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


 

Before alcoholic fermentation, pre-fermentation in the form of cold maceration takes place, separately for each grape variety. Grapes are crashed and the skins remain in contact with the juice for a short period time, this is to achieve the pleasant rose colour of the wine. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at 17°C in stainless steel tanks.


 

Alcohol : 13,6% vol
Residual sugar: 3,6 gr/lt
Total acidity: 6,3 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 124 mg/lt


 

187ml, 375ml, 750ml


 

The wine is fresh and not intended for ageing. Therefore, early consumption is recommended.


 

The wine is a rich rose colour, similar to the grains of a pomegranate, with gentle orange hues. The aroma is reminiscent of strawberry and cherry. Fruity and juicy flavour with just a hint of caramel. It has a soft and pleasant aftertaste.


 

Should be served at 10°C. It is ideal for summer, for a barbecue, for a picnic or just to sit outside in your garden and enjoy. This wine pairs well with some traditional Greek starters, for example "fava pantremeni" (boiled dhal with onion), octopus tentacle in a wine sauce or butter beans (giant white beans) with spinach in a tomato sauce. It is perfect with lamb or young goat chops, cooked medium. It complements fish dishes such as striped red mullet, red mullet in the pan, fuming mussels, scallops, grilled octopus tentacle and pasta with seafood. It would also be an ideal companion to a fresh fruit salad filled with the red berries of summer.



 
Year Country Competition / Degustation Vintage Award
2013 Germany Greek Wine Awards 2012 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Gold medal
2010 Canada Wine Align - David Lawrason 2009 86/100
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2008 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2007 Silver medal