"Aspros Lagos" White Douloufakis 2018
Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"
“'Aspros Lagó͘s” means “White Hare”. It is the placename of the vineyard.
A unique white wine 100% made from the excellent Cretan Vidiano variety, planted at the outstanding vineyard "Aspros Lagos". The configuration of its rich personality is also due to the barrel usage.
In the area of Dafnes, near Heraklion (Crete), at 350 metres above sea level.
Classic white vinification at 20°C, with fermentation in barrels.
The wine matures in new and second use barrels, made of 40% acacia and 60% French oak, for five months.
Alcohol : 13,8% vol
Residual sugar: 1,5 gr/lt
Total acidity: 6,3 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 100 mg/lt
750ml, 1.5lt & 3lt
The wine itself can be aged for 7 years
Very nice golden color, with hues of green and yellow. Its aroma is rich in white flowers and citrus fruits, with a delicate buttery bouquet of a slight beeswax scent, apricot, linden and melon. Rich flavor that, with some more ageing in the bottle, gets oily characteristics and develops a dense apricot character. You can distinguish a seductive mineral background in the flavour of this wine. Superior, long lasting aftertaste second to none, in apricot tones.
Should be served at 10°C and accompanies well fish, such as grouper, red porgy, common dentex, lobster, grilled scorpaena, turbot and all shellfish, as well as pork with dried fruit and pullet with white sauce and mushrooms. Brilliant is the combination of this wine with some Cretan traditional dishes, like boiled young goat and pilaf or "lamb with askolibroi" (lamb with golden thistle).