Psarades Dafni


The Dafni grape variety was saved from extiction by the Lyrarakis family, when it was planted in the ”Psarades” family vineyard at 480m altitude in central Crete in the early 90’s. It’s name derives from the laurel (bay leaf) plant, which its called ”Dafni” in Greek, as the wines produced resembles these aromas.

Pair with fried small Fish, seafood like cuttlefish with spinach, white meat, pulses and pies with greens and aromatic herbs



Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Bright yellow colour
Nose Aromas of herbs such as bay leaf and rosemary with notes of citrus Bower and fruit, typical for this variety
Palate Balanced and savory with vibrant acidity and an intense aromatic after taste

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Dafni
Alcohol % 12.5%
Style Dry aromatic white
Estate/Producer Lyrarakis
Country Greece
Region Crete-
Vintage 2022
Vinification Skin-contact for 8 hours. 8.5% of the juice comes from early vintage grapes in order to balance the acidity and enhance the herbal character. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tank between 17-19°C and then the final blend matured on lees for a period of 4 months.
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great for ageing, up to 6 years


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