Douloufakis Winery, 'Femina', Malvasia di Candia Aromatica



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Type: White
Varietal Composition: 100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica
Region: Dafnes (350 metres altitude), Crete, Greece.
Vinification: Classic white vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 18°C.
Analytical Data: 
Alcohol : 12,9% vol
Residual sugar: 1,3 gr/lt
Total acidity: 5,7 gr/lt
Total Sulfur: 115 mg/lt

An excellent aromatic food wine, famous during the Venetian Occupation (between the 14th and 16th century AD). It is impressive in its freshness and unique bouquet of aromas. It is exclusively produced from Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, an excellent white grape variety which has achieved more prominences in Cretan vineyards in recent years.

Tasting Characteristics: Light golden color, followed by an attractive aroma. The enchanting aroma is reminiscent of lemon blossom, jasmine and some exotic fruits like passion fruit or mango. Dry flavour with refreshing acidity. Pleasant and long lasting aftertaste.
Should be served between 9-10°C and due to its special aromatic personality, it pairs well with fish dishes like bass with fennel bulb or bream stuffed with aromatic herbs. You can also combine it with asparagus omelette. It is an asset to Asian cuisine, sweet and sour dishes and is also unforgettable with sushi. Lastly, not forgetting our beloved Cretan dishes, fresh broad beans with artichokes and aromatic herbs are nicely accompanied with a glass of Femina wine.

About our producer:
The tradition and history of Douloufakis Family in vineyard cultivation and production started in 1930 when the grandfather Dimitris Douloufakis first established the professional wine production in old traditional premises.
Nowadays the vineyard cultivation and wine-production tradition of the Family is continued by the grandson Nikolas Douloufakis.
Having studied Oenology in Italy (Alba Intituto Agrario-Spezialitato in Diviticultura e Enologia) he has proceeded to the renewing of the wine premises and to the production of superior quality wines from his own vineyards.

Douloufakis Winery vineyards are situated in hill slopes at an altitude of 350 meters and the cultivation is done by mechanical means. They cover 10 hectares and are located within the vine region of Dafnes, in Greece. The vine varieties planted are: Vilana, Vidiano, Muscat White (of Spina), Malvasia, Mandilari, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Liatiko, Kotsifali, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah. Apart from  privately owned vineyards, grapes are sourced from farmers who cultivate their own vineyards in the same area.