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Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

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Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

  • Grapes Robola 100%
  • Country Greece
  • Region: Robola of Kefalonia
  • Abv 12 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Theodore Orkopoulos
  • Closure Nomacorc
  • Bone dry and refreshing, with complex aromas of vibrant citrus, exotic fruit, ruby grapefruit and ripe pear. The palate delivers tightly wound intensity, chalky minerality and delicate spicy notes on the sculpted finish.
  • Awards
    90 Pts, Wine Advocate, 2019
    17 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019

Robola is Kefalonia most well-known indigenous variety, producing fresh and aromatic citrussy wines. The grapes for this cuvee come from 20 year old vines that are ungrafted and grown on their own indigenous roots in a vineyard in Fragata, on the free-draining slopes of Mount Ainos. Mount Ainos is situated in the southern half of Kefalonia and is the highest mountain on the island. The vines are planted at 600 metres above sea level. At this altitude, there is considerable diurnal temperature variation; the hot, dry summer days give way to cool evenings. This temperature difference encourages a long hang time, promoting concentrated flavours in the grapes, balanced by refreshing natural acidity. The climate is Mediterranean, influenced by the surrounding sea, which has a moderating effect on the hot and dry summer, resulting in naturally fresh wines. The vines thrive in poor rocky limestone soils, which impart the mineral, chalky and high acidity characters to the Robola wines.

The Foivos winery evolved from the historic Mantzavino winery, one of the oldest in Greece. The winery was bought in 1996, and in 1999 Theodorous Orkopoulos produced his first vintages. The winery specialises in rare Greek varieties as well as the better
known Robola. The grapes are farmed organically and biodynamically, and Foivos also explores alternative winemaking practices such as fermentation in Amphora and ageing under water. This winery is making some excellent terroir-driven wines that rank
among some of Greece’s finest. Many people believe Kefalonia to be the next Santorini: watch this space!

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