GREEK WINES

Dafnios White Douloufakis 2016

Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"

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DAFNIOS White Dry wine


 

“Dafnios”, from the name of our village, Dafnes.


 

An excellent wine made with 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape which for many years was ignored, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts of some inspired winemakers of Crete has come back to the foreground and has given high quality wines in recent years. The white "Dafnios" is produced with no barrel usage.


 

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


 

Classic white vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 18°C. There is no barrel usage, in either the fermentation or maturation.


 

Alcohol : 13,7% vol
Residual sugar: 1,8 gr/lt
Total acidity: 6,9 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 46 mg/lt


 

750ml, 1.5lt & 3lt


 

The wine itself can be aged for four years.


 

Pale golden colour. Medium intensity aromas of yellow and citrus fruits, which are combined with a little more intense aromas of chamomile, jasmine and spices. Full and rich flavour presenting the tasting characteristics of apricot and flowers. Very pleasant, balanced acidity and fine finish.


 

Should be served at a temperature of 9-10°C; it would be a fine accompaniment to some fish, like sole "meunière", John Dory, grilled mackerel and weakfish. It would also accompany pork with celery, the traditional Cretan pork with leeks, lamb "fricassée" with lettuce. Also, it would make an ideal companion to soup of chickpeas with lemon sauce or salad of boiled chickpeas with herbs.



 
Year Country Competition / Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2016 90/100
2017 U.K. Decanter 2016 Silver medal
2017 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.K. Decanter 2015 Bronze medal
2016 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2015 Silver medal
2016 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2014 87/100
2015 U.K. Decanter 2014 Silver medal
2015 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2014 Bronze medal
2015 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2014 89/100
2015 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2014 86/100
2014 Canada Wine Align - John Szabo, MS 2013 89/100
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 89/100
2013 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2012 89/100
2012 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2011 88/100
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Gold medal
2009 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Silver medal
2008 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2008 U.K. London, IWSC 2007 Silver medal