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, Robert Parker's Wine
Advocate, 2019
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019

Domaine Foivos Barcarola Kefalonia 2020

A bone-dry and refreshing wine with layers of intense
citrussy notes, exotic fruits, ruby grapefruit and ripe pear
through to delicate spice on the finish.


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!
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.


Tasting Note
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, Robert Parker's Wine
Advocate, 2019
17 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2019

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