42 Red Experimental Wine 2016 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος

Dry red experimental wine; Vintage 2016. Limited number of bottles.

All the red varieties of the Greek Vineyard together in a bottle of wine; experimental vinification of 42 indigenous and autochthonous red varietiess: agiorgitiko, fokiano, xinomavro, fileri, negoska, mandilaria, mavrodaphne, vaftra, petrokoritho, moschofilero, Limnio, Limnionas etc .

Vinification: Destemmed without crushing, maceration, fermentation and aging 6 to 8 months in oak barrels, filtering and bottling. Aging in the bottles for about one year in the wine cellar, before it was released to the market.

Purple dense red color. Complexity of flavors, with a remembrance of wild sea-violet and wild fruits: cranberries, prunus spinosa, sour cherries and blackberries. Rich robust body and pleasant lasting aftertaste!


Experimental wine 42, 2016: Wine Advocate 2018: 89+/100: “This exotic blend has only modest body, but a tart edge and a bright feel. I liked the juicy finish a lot. It handles the wood very well. The modest body may be a concern as it ages. The tannins are average, so this is approachable, but it can still age and develop to some extent. To what extent will determine how good it eventually becomes. Let's be a little conservative right now.

Jancis Robinson 2019: Foivos, 42 2016: 16,5/20: “Deep cherry red. Lovely mix of aromas here – a touch of smoky reduction at first then peppery dark fruit – black plum, black cherry and a blueberry sweetness – and a dry crushed-rocks effect on the palate. Here you can still taste some oak sweetness but it is much more in the background than it was on the Myesis 2014 from this producer. Firm, chewy and satisfying texture – you can really get your teeth into this but it is not at all astringent”.


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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Vintage 2016
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 8 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 16°C - 18°C
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Domaine Foivos

Foivos winery is the historical continuation of the Mantzavino Winery, which starred in the past two centuries in the world of wine, and made Greek wine known internationally. It is one of the oldest operating winery in Greece and has already produced, since last century, some of the best Greek wines that became known worldwide. Since 1999, a new dynamic effort has begun, severely restricting production quantities, and mainly making exclusively use of the excellent indigenous and autochthonous own-rooted varieties of the Kefalonian vineyard, and of the ideal microclimate of Kefalonia.

In the Domaine Foivos vineyards are cultivated with very mild methods and biodynamic approaches, rare clones of ancient grape varieties such as Mavrodaphne, Muscat, Muscatel, Tsaousi, Vostilidi, Thiako, Araklino. At the same time, the winery manages vineyards in the eastern part of the island, in the region of Omala, for the production of the well-known local variety Robola of Cephalonia. 

A special feature of Foivos winery is the aging of wines under water: Since 2016 the winery started experimental searches of the maturing of wine under water, by immersing bottles for aging in the sea. At the same time, it applies another one innovative method of aging and maturing wines, by submerging bottles under fresh water, in special tanks of the winery, allowing the wine to mature and complete under absolute conditions of constant temperature, darkness and absence of oxygen!


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