47 Rosé Experimental Wine 2017 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
Dry rosé experimental wine; Vintage 2017. Limited number of bottles.

All the varieties of the Greek Vineyard together in a bottle of wine: 6 red indigenous and autochthonous varieties (mavrodaphne, agiorgitiko, xinomavro, petrokoritho, negoska, and limnionas) in experimental vinification with 41 white indigenous and autochthonous varieties: asyrtico, athiri, vidiano, savatiano, malagousia, petroulanos, zakynthino, vilana, malvasia, lagorthi, vostilidi, robola, muscat, tsaousi, muscatel etc.

Vinification: Destemmed of red varities, cold extraction for a few hours, pressing, mixing with the white grapes musts, alcoholic fermentation at low temperature, filtering and bottling.

Light rosé color; aromas of flowers and unripe fruits, mainly citrus; body strong and balanced; long and hedonic aftertaste.


Jancis Robinson 2019: Foivos 47 Rosé 2017: 17/20: "Intense and wonderfully complex aroma that is almost impossible to describe – includes so many different elements such as red cherry, apricot, cedarwood, non-sweet honey and a light and attractive smokiness. On the palate, bone-dry, slightly chewy texture and all those complex flavours again and excellent freshness. Impressive depth and length at such a modest alcohol level and the oak perfectly integrated".



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Products specifications
Color Rose
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication Varietal Wine
Vintage 2017
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 3 - 5 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 9°C - 11°C

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!