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"Aspros Lagos" White Douloufakis 2017

Protected Geographical Indication "CRETE"

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ASPROS LAGOS White  Dry wine

 

“'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 : 14,1% vol
Residual sugar: 3,0 gr/lt
Total acidity: 7,3 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 140 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).




Douloufakis Aspros Lagos White Awards & Tasting Notes

Aspros Lagos White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2018 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2017 Bronze medal
2017 U.K. Decanter 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.K. Decanter 2015 Bronze medal
2016 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2015 Silver medal
2016 Japan Sakura 2014 Silver medal
2015 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2014 Silver medal
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 88/100
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2011 Silver medal
2010 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009 Gold medal
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2010 U.S.A. Challenge International du Vin 2009 Silver medal
2009 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Gold medal


Aspros Lagos White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2017 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2016 Luxurious oak and stone fruit characters. Creamy with lovely concentration and a vanilla finish; compelling and great value for money.
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2015 Buttercup yellow with a lemon, peach and oak bouquet and a juicy, nutty palate. Lots of substance and fairly priced. Another competent rendition of this upcoming varietal.
2014 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2013 The 2013 Aspros Lagos is Vidiano aged for 5 months in wood (80% new, the rest used), matured in a mixture of Acacia (60%) and French oak (40%). Elegant and quite charming, it handles its oak very well – the touch is light – and manages to be relatively clean. Overall, it seems to lack the persistence and freshness, relatively speaking, of the un-oaked (or, more accurately, un-wooded) Vidiano also reviewed this issue. Drink now-2017.

 

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