Domaine Foivos Robola of Kefalonia Robola 2020

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Domaine Foivos Robola of Kefalonia Robola 2020

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 2020

An incredibly fresh and pure wine with herbal and citrus
aromas leading to a palate with lime citrus intensity and
mouth-watering freshness.


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. 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 affected the yields which dropped to two tonnes per hectare (from
the usual four tonnes per hectare), resulting in small berries of concentrated juice.
The harvest took place earlier than previous years, producing high quality, healthy
fruit.


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%

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