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Antidote - Domaine Foivos (6 bottles)

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Varieties: Τσαούσι, Θειακό, Βοστυλίδι
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
Rose semidry wine; protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Ainos, Kefalonia.

From the indigenous, own rooted kefalonian varieties Theiako, Vostilidi, Tsaousi.

This wine took its name from its fresh, aromatic and pleasant taste, which functions as a secret and magic antidote served in your glass.

Bright rose color; Strong smell of muscat combined with aromas of wild berries and notes of white flowers; fresh, aromatic flavors and pleasant aftertaste.

It goes perfectly with meat (red and white), seafood, all kinds of fishes, cheese and fruits. 

Ratings:

Antidote 2015: “WINE ADVOCATE” April 2016: 89/100
Antidote 2017: Wine Advocate 2018: 87/100

Antidote 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 89/100: “The 2018 Antidote Semi-Dry Rosé is gorgeously balanced, emphasizing its acidity and freshness rather than sweetness. You won't ever think this is sloppy. Vigorous and solid, this is well done.”

Antidote 2018: Jancis Robinson 2019: 16/20: “Pale orangey pink; plenty of lively red fruit as well as a light stony/mineral quality. Medium dry and very well-balanced with the acidity, which is so crisp, you barely notice the sweetness. Very nicely done to highlight the fruit sweetness. Just very slightly chewy texture also balances that slight sweetness.”

Jamessuckling tasting notes 2022: Antidote 2021: 90 points

€59.40
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Products specifications
Color Rose
Type Off-Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Vintage 2021
Variety Tsaousi, Θειακό, Vostilidi
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 3 - 5 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 7°C - 9°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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