GREEK WINES

Sparkling White Douloufakis

BRUT, Méthode Traditionnelle

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SPARKLING White wine Douloufakis


 

A sparkling white wine, which comes from Vidiano grape. This is an excellent Cretan variety that already gives us high quality dry wines. The sparkling white wine is produced from 100% Vidiano, vintage 2013, and it has added another tasting dimension to this variety.


 

The vineyard is located in the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at an altitude of 550 meters, the soil is loam, of fine gravel and calcium content.


 

The initial classic white wine was aimed to make a base wine suitable for producing sparkling wine by the Méthode Traditionelle. High acidity, low PH {to withstand ageing}; which produced a neutral aromatic profile and strong body. Followed by the second fermentation in the bottle, the wine remained on lees {sur lies fines} for 24 months.
The disgorging was completed in May 2016 by selecting a liqueur d`expedition to give us a brut wine.


 

Alcohol: 13% vol
Residual sugar: 4 gr/lt
Total acidity: 7,0 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 93 mg/lt


 

750ml


 

Suggested ageing for four years.


 

The wine is almost straw like in colour, and when carefully poured a cascade of silver bubbles will envelope the glass and dance in the sparkling creamy foam; creating a complex aroma reminiscent of apples, apricots, honey and the wax of the summer bees. It is a vibrant refreshing sparkling wine with a long aftertaste.


 

We recommend placing the wine in an ice bucket for half an hour prior to serving at a temperature of 9-10⁰C. It is a sparkling wine with a range of possibilities; as a simple apéritif on a fine summer’s day or an unexpected celebration, but truly, this wine will come into its own if you team it with food. It would be an excellent companion with oysters, scallops, sushi, mussels, or lobster dripping with a bisque sauce. If seafood doesn’t appeal to you, then most chicken dishes would gain from being accompanied by this exciting sparkling wine.