Dafni Psarades, 2020, Lyrakakis Wines, Crete
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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