Dafni Psarades Vineyard 2020 – Crete


Dafni Psarades, 2020, Lyrakakis Wines, Crete

This wonderfully unique, vegan-friendly, Greek white wine is from a single area vineyard producing an ancient grape, rescued by the estate. Aromas of laurel, flowers and rosemary give in to savoury preserved lemons with a fresh, slightly saline finish.



Dafni Psarades, 2020, Lyrakakis Wines, Crete
Country: Greece

Region: Crete

Grape: Dafní

Volume: 75cl

ABV: 12%

Vintage: 2020

Suitable for Vegans: Yes 

Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes

Food pairing: As you have no doubt deduced, any dish that incorporates Bay leaves will be a fantastic match for this Greek white wine. Alternatively, you could try a glass of Dafni next to Pork Souvlaki with tzatziki and a crunchy salad. If you need a vegan option, stir some al dente Orzo into roasted Mediterranean vegetables with lashings of olive oil and fresh basil. 

The Dafní grape variety was saved from extinction by the Lyrarakis family, when it was planted in the “Psarades” family vineyard at 480m. altitude in central Crete in the early ’90s.
Its name derives from the laurel (bay leaf) plant, which is called “Dáfni” in Greek, as the wine produced resembles these aromas. A wine with a distinctive herbal character, refreshing mouthfeel and intense aromatic aſtertaste, in a citrus fruit background.
This fantastic wine has notes of Laurel and Rosemary, citrus and flowers, and has a bright, saline acidity. Here at Corkage, the front of house team fell in love with this drop almost immediately and as such we sell buckets of it through our restaurant.
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