Douloufakis Helios | Naturally Sweet Red Wine Liatiko (2005) 750ml | Douloufakis Winery

Douloufakis Helios 14.4%alc., Still, Naturally Sweet Red Wine, Liatiko - Douloufakis Winery

Code: G09100000005042
21,60€

Helios Douloufakis Naturally Sweet wine

Versatile | Complex | Rich

Amber-honey coloured wine, with brown overtones. It has a multifaceted, complex aromatic bouquet; it releases aromas of dried fruits, nuts, mocha coffee and cocoa powder. Extremely good structure, balanced rich buttery taste, with intense aromas of ageing. Aromatic long lasting aftertaste.

Table Wine

LIATIKO 100%

Red sweet wine that was released in 2005. "Helios" means "sun", as the summer sun is vital for its production.

Serving Helios Sweet Red wine

Should be served at 10°C and is ideal for chocolate based desserts, such as chocolate tart, caramel au beurre sale et chocolat noir and tarts with dried figs or black fruits. It would well accompany well crema catalana or other desserts with burnt caramel. Helios will also complement some traditional Cretan pastries and pies, such as "kalitsounia" or "sfakiani pita".

Helios Red Wine Vinification

After the harvest, we dry the mature grapes in the sun for about seven days. After drying, classic white vinification follows. The long lasting fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at 17°C.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol : 14.4% vol

Residual sugar: 125 gr/lt

Total acidity: 8 gr/lt

Total Sulfur: 123 mg/lt

pH: 3.14

Maturation

It has been matured for ten years in used French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

The ageing potential of this sweet wine is up to twenty years.







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OriginHeraklion
Grape VarietyLiatiko
PackagingGlass Bottle 500ml
Vintage2005
When to drinkFor long-term aging
CatergoriesWine
Alcoholic Strength14,4%

Should be served at 10°C and is ideal for chocolate based desserts, such as chocolate tart, caramel au beurre sale et chocolat noir and tarts with dried figs or black fruits. It would well accompany well crema catalana or other desserts with burnt caramel. Helios will also complement some traditional Cretan pastries and pies, such as "kalitsounia" or "sfakiani pita".

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2016 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2005 Silver medal