Antiope 2007 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Variety: Μαυροδάφνη
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος

Red natural sweet wine, Protected Designation of Origin Kefalonia from Mavrodaphne grapes; Product of organic viticulture; Vintage 2007.

Antiope was the name of the mythical queen of the Amazons, but also the name of Foivos Estate owner’s mother, in which the wine, the name of the wine and the old photo in the label are dedicated.

Vinification: Destemmed, grape pressing, alcoholic fermentation at low temperature, interruption of alcoholic fermentation by addition of wine alcohol, aging in oak barrels for 8 months, filtering and bottling.

It has dark purple color. Aromas of ripe red fruits and blackberries with cinnamon and chocolate notes.

Ideal as an aperitif or a dessert. It combines perfectly with ice-creams, strong chocolate sweets and seasonal fruits. Served at 8-10˚ C.

Awards - Ratings 

Gold Medal at “Femmes et Vins” du monde, Monaco 2009 

Silver Medal at Berliner Wein Trophy 2013. 
Silver Medal at Vienna AWC 2011.

Wine Advocate 2017: 94/100

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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Sweet
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PDO Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia (Cephalonia)
Vintage 2007
Variety Mavrodaphne
Bottle 500ml
Maturation 8 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 16%
Organic Yes
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!