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Douloufakis Sparkling Vidiano

Nikolas Douloufakis uses traditional techniques from Champagne to make this excellent sparkling wine. The Vidiano grape produces a high acid neutral base wine, perfect for making quality fizz. Based on the 2017 vintage, this was matured for two years on the lees prior to being disgorged. The aromas are nutty, with hints of lime blossom. The bubbles are plentiful but delicate, flavours of apples and hazelnuts with plenty of citrus freshness and a persistent finish. This is a wonderful alternative to Champagne, more than holding its own.
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Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: Vidiano 100%.The Cretan variety Vidiano was neglected and almost had become extinct but due to the tireless efforts of the winemakers came back to the front stage.
Region: PGI Dafnes, Crete, Greece
Vinification: The initial classic white wine was aimed to make a base wine suitable for producing sparkling wine by the Méthode Traditionelle. High acidity, low PH {to withstand ageing}; which produced a neutral aromatic profile and strong body. Followed by the second fermentation in the bottle, the wine remained on lees {sur lies fines} for 24 months. The disgorging was completed in May 2016 by selecting a liqueur d`expedition to give us a brut wine.

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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