Domaine Foivos Robola of Kefalonia Robola 2021

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Domaine Foivos Robola of Kefalonia Robola 2021

Country - Greece

Region - N/A

Grape Varieties - Robola 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Foivos

Tasting notes - An incredibly fresh and pure wine that is full of tension. The herbal and citrus aromas create a harmonious fusion through to a palate with lime citrus intensity and mouth-watering freshness.

Domaine Foivos Robola of Kefalonia Robola 2021

An incredibly fresh and pure wine with saline and citrus
aromas leading to a palate redolent of Greek herbs and
mouth-watering minerality.
Producer Note
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!
Vineyard
Robola is Kefalonia’s most well-known indigenous variety, producing fresh and aromatic
citrussy wines. The grapes for this cuvée 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.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and sorted in the cellar, destemmed and gently
pressed. The must was fermented with wild, indigenous yeasts at low temperatures in
stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit and aromatic integrity. The wine was
gently filtered prior to bottling. Made in an unoaked style to fully express the character
of the Robola variety and the mountainous terroir of Mount Ainos.
Tasting Note
An incredibly fresh and pure wine that is full of tension. The herbal and citrus aromas
create a harmonious fusion through to a palate with lime citrus intensity and mouthwatering freshness.
Grape
Robola 100%
Winemaker: Theodore
Orkopoulos
Region: Kefalonia
Subregion: Robola of Kefalonia
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 12.5%

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