Douloufakis Dafnios Liatiko 2020

Red Wine | 2020 | Greece | Crete

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Why Pardon Loves It

The Dafnios Liatiko 2019 is the hidden gem of Crete, a red wine that epitomises the essence of the island's rich viticultural heritage.

The Liatiko grape is one of the oldest in Crete, having been cultivated since at least the 2nd century BCE. Once the pride of the island, Liatiko had declined in popularity until the foresight and dedication of Nikos Douloufakis, a third-generation vintner, sparked a remarkable revival. 

Nikos’s approach, a blend of tradition and innovation, involves meticulous cultivation techniques and a keen exploration of the Liatiko grape's potential, resulting in a wine that captures the unique terroir and the essence of Liatiko. Given the grape’s similarity to Nebbiolo, Nikos's having trained in Piemonte---the spiritual home of Nebbiolo---only adds to his command of this Cretan speciality. 

Dafnios Liatiko 2019 is not just a wine; it's an aromatic journey through Crete's landscape, a tale of resilience and passion bottled up for your savouring. With a lighter hue that belies its depth, this wine offers a symphony of fresh and dried red-fruit flavours, harmoniously intertwined with firm tannins and a subtle, well-integrated oak presence from 12 months of ageing in large casks. Its 13.5% alcohol content is perfectly poised to age gracefully.

Douloufakis Dafnios Liatiko 2020
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  • Douloufakis Dafnios Liatiko 2020
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Douloufakis Dafnios Liatiko 2020
Pardon Taguzu
Douloufakis Winery Terrain
Greece
17°C
PDO - Dafnios
750ML
Cork
Liatiko
13.5%

Tasting & Pairing

Tasting notes:

A wine perfect on its own or with food, look for vibrant and elegant red fruit, cherries, plums and raspberries on the nose. Lucious tannins and a long finish accompany sour cherries and raspberries on the palate. Pair it with salmon, cured meats, lamb, rabbit, or a light pasta. We recommend decanting before serving to allow the tannins to soften.

Fish
Roast Lamb
Pasta
Cured Meat
Game Meat

Pairing Recipe:

Salmon with Fennel and Orange Salad

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