Douloufakis Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011
Price: £24.50
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Type: Red, Dafnes, Crete
Vintage: 2011
Varietal Composition: Sangiovese 70% and Cabernet Sauvignon 30%.
Region: Dafnes (350 metres altitude), Crete, Greece.
Vinification: Classic red vinification with fermentation at 18⁰C in stainless steel tanks.
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 14% vol.
Tasting Characteristics: Mildly spicy notes enhanced by nuances of tobacco, cherry, dark chocolate and Cretan herbs. Dense structure with velvet tannins. A complex black-fruit-dominated palate and long aftertaste.
Room temperature about 18°C.
Best enjoyed with red meat, game, rich sauce or hard yellow cheese.

 

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.