September 15, 2015

Dougos Winery Rapsani PDO Old Vines 2012 Red

dougos-rapsani-wmWhen the Dougos family purchased this vineyard, these old vines were already established. These low yielding, bush trained vines are now 50-63 years old. The traditional Rapsani PDO wines are a blend of Xinomavro and two other red grapes: Krasato and Stavroto, that are grown exclusively in Rapsani PDO.

After spending around 20 months in French and American oak barrels, only a third of which was new, the purple hued red is spicy and fresh at heart. Fragrant pepper, liquorice, vanilla caramel and a pinch of garden herbs add complexity to the red cherry fruit. It is a nose that keeps evolving as it opens up.

A fuller bodied mouthful of fresh vibrant fruit is well supported by balanced acid and powdery tannins. The Dougos old vines have ensured there is elegance to the pretty, succulent fruit plus the complexity and a persistant spicy finish to keep it all interesting. 

Quickie review « Purple hue vibrance leaps from the glass and delivers pretty and spicy fruit to a mid palate explosion. Smoothly elegant»

Country of Origin: Greece   Date:  June 30, 2015   Price: tbc Drink: now – 5+ years  Needs food: no   Source: tasting

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