Douloufakis Winery, Enotria, Liatiko-Kotsifali-Syrah, Red, 2014
Price: £11.30
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Type: Red, Dafnes, Crete
Vintage: 2011
Varietal Composition:Liatiko (30%), Kotsifali (30%) and Syrah (40%).
Region: Dafnes (350 metres altitude), Crete, Greece.
Vinification: Classic red vinification in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 24°C to 28°C. The fermentation takes place separately for each grape variety.
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 13,8% vol, Residual sugar: 3,5 gr/lt, Total acidity: 7,3 gr/lt, Total Sulfur: 48 mg/lt
Tasting Characteristics: It has a pleasant and youthful ruby color. The variety of aromas includes red fruits and elegant notes of pepper. The taste is fresh and fruity, with high acidity and medium tannins. Interesting and easy to drink wine, with great balance and pleasant aftertaste.
Should be served at 17°C. It is an excellent companion for pasta with minced meat, especially with minced meat of rabbit, wild goat or guinea hen. It pairs well some traditional Greek dishes, such as "moussaka" (vegetables and minced meet with béchamel sauce), "soutzoukakia smyrneika" (meatballs with red sauce) and lentils with Cretan "apaki" (smoked pork). It is also nice for lentils in tomato sauce, rabbit or hare stew and eggplants "imam baildi". Its acidity makes the wine an excellent companion when flavours need to be tempered, so it is great for the fats of the Cretan traditional dish "antikristo arni" (lamb cooked in open fire).

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.