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Lyrarakis White - Dafni

White dry wine
Protected Geographical Indication Crete


White vinification with the juice remaining for 8 to 10 hours along with the skins (skin contact method) in order for the best extraction of aromas to be accomplished. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18° C.


Whitish-yellow colour. Long-lasting and intense aroma which clearly reveals the variety it originates from. Rich, balanced flavour.

Suggested with:

All sea food, a large variety of cheese and white meat.

Best consumed at a temperature of:

12 - 13° C

The Dafni variety is one of the oldest and rarest Cretan varieties planted on the estate of the vine-grower Lyrarakis at Alagni a few years ago in order to save it from extinction.
A characteristic of this variety is the wonderful original aromas found concentrated mainly in the skin of the grape.
This variety owes its name to the plant of the same name (Daphne or Laurel) due to the similarity of their aromas.


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white muscat grapes


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Berliner Wein Trophy 2014, Germany Gold medal
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012, USA Silver medal
Wine & Spirits magazine, 2009, USA 90 points
Wine Advocate magazine, 2009, USA 87 points
Decanter World Wine awards 2009, UK Bronze medal
Decanter World Wine awards 2008, UK Bronze medal
Decanter World Wine awards 2007, UK Bronze medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006, United Kingdom Bronze medal
Decanter World Wine awards 2006, United Kingdom Bronze medal