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History.

Dimitrios Dougos, a vine nursery owner in profession, initially started wine making as an amateur, driven by his passion for vineyards in 1983.

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Louisa & Thanos

He travelled extensively in V.Q.P.R.D areas and bought the best quality grapes, which he then used to make wine for his own use and that of friends. However, in a small town such as Larissa, good news travels fast. As a result, more and more wine lovers came to taste and eventually bought his exquisite wines

This great response on behalf of the people, who pretty soon reached far out of the city limits, led him in 1992 to the foundation of a firm, the acquisition and cultivation of private vineyards and the construction of small traditional winery for the production of bottled wine. The administration of the firm has now passed to the family’s son, Thanos an agriculturist, and his sister, Louisa a chemist and currently studying to become an oenologist.

Vineyards.

Situated in Prosilia, Rapsani, at a height of 450-550m. With a stony ground, rich in organic substances, the microclimate is ideal for the production of high quality grapes.The cultivation is done biologically, for the best protection of the environment and the human health.

We cultivate the Greek varieties xinomavro, krassato, stavroto, limnio, roditis, batiki, assyrtiko and the French chardonnay, merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and grenache rouge. It is a non-irrigated plantation so that the yield does not exceed one ton per 1.000 m².

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logo graperoverThe Dougos wines tasted by GrapeRover:

2010 Dougos white, PGI Thessalia, 88 points.

ktima_label DWwhite grapeclipsauvignon blanc, roditis. organic.

vmlRegional: peskandritsa, World: crustaceans, shell-fish, pate’s, fish-pastas, asperagus, sushi.

logo graperoverPale yellow. Medium viscosity. Vivid lemony on the nose, together with a hint of stone fruit, fennel and spices. Fresh, zippy fruit on the palate, straightforward, fairly spicy, lively acidity, some minerality, fairly persistent. Refreshing.

2009 Dougos Meth’Imon 7, PGI Thessalia, 88 points.

methimon_7 red_labelred grape clipcabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, grenache rouge, limniona, batiki. organic.

wine barrel12 months French / American oak.

vmlRegional: Thessaly lamb-ribs, World: beef stews, game, leg of lamb, prime meat, mushrooms.

logo graperoverDeep ruby. Dense viscosity. Plenty of fresh berries and plum in the nose, with a hint of cedar and smoky bacon. On the palate concentrated, jammy, dark fruits, developed tannins with a dash of cocoa. Robust, complex and well structured. Nice lasting finish.

 2008 Dougos Rapsani, PDO Rapsani. 91 points.

rapsani_label_01red grape clipxinomavro, krassato, stavroto. 1/3 each. organic.

wine barrel12 months French / American oak.

vmlRegional: Kokoretsi, Kontosouvli, World: roast beef, spicy lamb stews, veal medallions in a red-wine sauce.

logo graperoverBrilliantly deep ruby. Dense. Developed aroma’s of fig, prune, red currant, and medium toast. Harmoniously interacting flavors like plum, prune, black currant (cassis), vanilla, black pepper. Pleasant acidity. Medium/full body. Round fleshy texture and a lasting finish. My type of winterwine!