Douloufakis Winery, Dafnios Red, Liatiko

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Type: Dry Red, PDO Dafnes
Varietal Composition: Liatiko 100%.
Region: Dafnes (350 metres altitude), Crete, Greece.
Vinification: Classic red vinification. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for 3 days at 20°C and then continues at 20°C, in stainless steel tanks. 50% being matured for up to 8 months in large French oak barrels and the remainder matured in 225 ltr used barrels
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Tasting Characteristics: Ruby colour with hints of garnet , typical for this indigenous grape variety. Bouquet of spices, olives, red rich fruits and hints of tannins that will age and mature with time. Aromas of spices, nuts, raisins  and leather. You will find a wine of medium body, good acidity, soft and ripe tannins, that make this wine an elegant wine to drink. 

Beef with orzo pasta in red wine sauce, moussaka, or grilled lamb. 

Douloufakis also produce a sweet Liatiko.

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.