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Rapsani Old Vines Dougos Winery 2017

£24.95 GBP

Dimitrios Dougos began winemaking as an amateur in 1983.  In the town of Larissa he developed a reputation for his exceptional winemaking and he planted a small vineyard with a traditional winery. His son and daughter now run the operation. Thanos is an Agriculturist and Louiza is a Chemist so it is no surprise that their vineyard works with organic principles and is certified as such. 

The village of Rapsani lends its name to this coastal Protected Denomination of Origin on the southern foothills of Mount Olympus. This red blend of Xinomavro, Krasato and Stavroto is only wine permitted under the PDO rules for Rapsini wines.

The grapes come from a single vineyard with seventy year old vines. The wine spends 18 months in lightly toasted 300L French Oak barrels and regular stirring of the lees allows malolatic fermentation. Unfiltered. 

Light aromatic style. Floral, juicy fruit and soft tannins.