This is a great expression of the local Cretan variety, Liatiko. The vineyards that this Liatiko is grown in is 100% certified organic. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and then aged in new oak barrels for 9 months. The results produce a well balanced red wine with fresh berry aromas, followed by dark fruit flavors and round textures, while finishing smooth.
Douloufakis Winery is widely recognized in Greece for its excellence in traditional wine making but with a focus on the future.
In 1930, Dimitris Douloufakis became one of the first winemakers in Crete to produce wines professionally in his traditional, old winery. A consistent award winner, Dimitris’s grandson, Nikolas, now runs the winery carrying on his grandfather’s traditional practices but with modern equipment in a new facility.
The privately owned vineyards are certified 100% organic and span over 70 acres reaching 1,800 feet elevation in Dafnes, a village close to Iraklio. This region has a long history in viticulture and also has been established as a Protected Designation of Origin for Liatiko wines. In addition to the natural choice of Liatiko, Nikolas grows other indigenous varieties such as Kotsifali, Vilana, Vidiano, along with other international varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay.