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Douloufakis 'Alargo' Syrah

Alargo means 'far away' or distant. This is a fabulous Cretan take on the Syrah variety which is most revered in France's northern Rhône. To succeed, Syrah needs ripeness but plenty of structured acidity. The Alargo ticks all the boxes, perhaps thanks to being grown at 300 metres in the hills above Dafnes in Crete. Inky blue-black colour, unmistakable dense bouquet of spiced damson, plums, with hints of tobacco and leather and a kiss of vanilla. Intense blueberry and mulberry fruit, plump and tinged with vanilla from 12 months in barriques. All so well balanced with a super long finish.

Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: Syrah 100%
Region: PGI Dafnes, Crete, Greece
Vinification: Classic red vinification in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation takes place at 24°C to 28°C .The wine matures in new, second and third use French oak barrels for twelve months.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Douloufakis Winery, Dafnes, Crete

The tradition and history of the Douloufakis family in vineyard cultivation and production started in 1930 when grandfather Dimitris Douloufakis first established a professional winery in the village of Dafnes in Crete. Today the business is continued by Dimitris’ grandson Nikos Douloufakis who, having studied oenology at Alba in Italy, has renewed the production of superior quality wines from his own vineyards. The Douloufakis Winery vineyards are situated on hilly slopes at an altitude of 350 metres. They cover 10 hectares and are located within the region of Dafnes. The vine varieties planted are Vilana, Vidiano, Muscat of Spina, Malvasia, Mandilari, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Liatiko, Kotsifali, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Syrah. Apart from privately owned vineyards, grapes are sourced from local farmers who cultivate their own vineyards in the same area. Douloufakis are famous for the production of the single vineyard ‘Aspros Lagos’ Vidiano, as well as the PDO Liatiko red.

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