Domaine Foivos Nautilus White Aged Under Water Kefalonia 2021

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Domaine Foivos Nautilus White Aged Under Water Kefalonia 2021

Country - Greece

Region - N/A

Grape Varieties - Muscat 30%, Muscatel 30%, Tsaousi 20%, Vostilidi 20%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Foivos

Tasting notes - A bone-dry and intensely aromatic wine with exotic fresh fruit, melon and dried pear. Mouth-wateringly fresh on the palate with plenty of tension on the long finish.

Domaine Foivos Nautilus White Aged Under Water Kefalonia 2021

A bone dry and mouth-wateringly fresh wine with a heady
mix of iodine peaty aromas, orange blossom enhanced
by honey and mineral tones.
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!

Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
Vinified following a philosophy of minimal intervention. A cool pre-fermentation
maceration lasted for eight to 10 hours to extract aromas and flavours. The free run
musts and pressed musts were fermented separately with wild yeasts at controlled
temperatures before spending one month on the fine lees with periodical stirring to
impart texture and complexity. The wine was gently filtered prior to being bottled. The
bottle was then submerged under fresh water in special tanks in the winery. This new
method of maturation promotes constant temperatures, darkness and lack of oxygen,
resulting in an aromatic wine, with a pure fruit character.
TastingNote
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.
Grape
Muscat 30%, Muscatel 30%, Tsaousi 20%, Vostilidi 20%


Winemaker: Theodore
Orkopoulos
Region: Kefalonia
Subregion: Mantzavinata
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 12.5%

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