Dafni is a rare white-skinned Cretan grape variety that almost became extinct, before it was saved by local growers. Dafni gives wines that are relatively light to medium-bodied with a moderate alcohol level. Wines from Dafni are fruity and – as easily inferred from the name of the variety (which means laurel in Greek) – they have an unmistakable laurel aroma and other herbal notes. Wines from Dafni are typically varietal and un-oaked so that their distinctive aromatic character is protected. Ideally, they are matched with light olive oil-based Greek dishes, especially recipes including laurel as an aromatic and flavor ingredient. They can also be enjoyed well-chilled “by the glass”.