Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

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Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

Country - Greece

Region - N/A

Grape Varieties - Robola 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Foivos

Tasting notes - 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

Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

A bone-dry and herbaceous wine with layers of intense
citrussy notes, exotic fruits, ruby grapefruit and lemon
thyme through to a delicate salinity on the finish.
ProducerNote
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!
Vintage
The 2020 vintage was marked by intense heat, which resulted in early ripening of the
grapes and an early harvest. The winter saw plentiful rains which resulted in a healthy
growing season during the summer. There were no episodes of frost, a rarity for the
island. However, the summer heat reduced yields and resulted in small berries of
concentrated juice. The wines are of excellent quality.
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 carefully selected grapes underwent a cold pre-fermentation maceration for eight
to 10 hours to extract aromas and flavours. Only the free-run juice was selected for this
premium cuvée, which was fermented with wild yeasts at controlled temperatures in
stainless steel tanks to showcase the purity of fruit and vibrant aromatics. The wine was
matured in stainless steel tanks for a month on its fine lees with periodic stirring, which
imparted texture and delicate complexity. The wine was gently filtered prior to bottling.
TastingNote
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.
Grape
Robola 100%


Awards
90 Pts, Wine Advocate, 2019
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019


Winemaker: Theodore
Orkopoulos
Region: Kefalonia
Subregion: Robola of Kefalonia
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 12%

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