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Domaine Foivos Nautilus White Aged Under Water Kefalonia 2021

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Domaine Foivos Nautilus White Aged Under Water Kefalonia 2021

  • Grapes Muscat 30%, Muscatel 30%, Tsaousi 20%, Vostilidi 20%
  • Country Greece
  • Region: Kefalonia Mantzavinata
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Theodore Orkopoulos
  • Closure Nomacorc
  • A bone-dry and intriguing wine with a heady mix of iodine, peaty aromas, exotic fresh fruit, melon and dried pear. Mouth-wateringly fresh on the palate with plenty of tension on the long finish.
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The grapes come from 80 year old pre-phylloxera vines that are on their own indigenous roots, in a vineyard located in the hilly Vatsa area of the Paliki Peninsula of Kefalonia. The Vatsa area is located in the the PGI Mantzavinata zone, which was created in 1996. The vineyard sits at 200 metres above sea level. The Mediterranean climate is influenced by the sea which is just 800 metres from the vineyard. The vines benefit from the ripening sun and frequent winds; these cooling ocean breezes protect the vines from the high temperatures and ventilate the vineyard, reducing the risk of disease. The result is fruit with concentrated flavours balanced by natural acidity. The old vines have adapted to the environment, they have become resistant to disease and are cultivated sustainably with minimal intervention. Grown in limestone soils from the Homeric era, the vines are dry farmed as the moisture from the sea provides permanent soil humidity, nourishing the vines throughout the hot summers. Two thirds of the vines are bush vines.

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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