The color is golden, shiny with yellow-green hues. The net is spellbinding surrounded by toasty aromas with delicate notes of vanilla and butter. Then the ripe fruits are gradually imposed in the background with yellow apple and apricot. The wine “Aspros Lagos” (which means “white rabbit” in Greek, homonymous name of the vineyard) presents of the entrance in mouth a ample taste with a beautiful fade which lines the palate. A hint of minerality gives the necessary spice. Half-body wine with a balance of masterful flavors that surprises with its elegant and pleasant finish.
Aspros Lagos White 2018 Douloufakis Winery
Cheese, Fish, Poultry, Seafood
Crete, Dafnes, Greece
cheeses, crustaceans, fish in sauce, tajine of pork with dried fruits
Douloufakis family has a long tradition in viticulture and wine making, which starts in 1930, when grandfather Dimitris Douloufakis starts, for the first time, occupying professionally with the production of wines in old traditional premises.
In 1952, Douloufakis family participated in the 17th International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki and was awarded for the quality of its products. Nowadays, Nikolaos Douloufakis, grandson of Dimitrios continues the family tradition, after having graduated, as an oenologist, from the University of Alba, in Piemonte, in Italy. After finishing his studies, he worked for wineries in Italy and then came back to Crete, where he proceeded to the reconstruction of the vineyard, the cultivation of new varieties, the mechanical cultivation of the land and the implementation of ecosystem friendly cultivation methods. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 300 meters and cover an area of 82 acres within the wine growing zone of Daphnes. The cultivated varieties are Vilana, Vidiano, Moschato of Spina, Malvasia, Mantilari, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Liatiko, Kotsifali, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah. Apart from the privately-owned vines, grapes are also supplied by local farmers.