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Douloufakis 'Helios' Liatiko

Liatiko is native to Crete, possibly derived from July (ioulios), as it is harvested very early. Sun dried Liatiko grapes are fermented and aged for 11 years! Tastes like gorgeous Tawny Port but without the alcohol. There is amazing tension between the cooked plum fruit, spice and acidity. The wine does not show its age but tastes like it was made yesterday! Great with Chocolate or try it with tarte tatin!
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Type: Sweet Red
Varietal Composition: 100% Liatiko
Region: Dafnes, Crete, Greece
Vinification: After harvesting, the mature grapes are dried in the sun for around 7 days, followed by classic white vinification in stainless steel. Matured in French oak for 10 years. It has the potential to mature for up to twenty years.

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 Nikolas Douloufakis who, having studied oenology in Italy (at Alba Intituto Agrario-Spezialitato in Diviticultura e Enologia) 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, a white cretan variety, as well as the PDO Liatiko red.

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