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Asfothelos 2018 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Varieties: Μοσχάτο , Μοσχατέλλα, Τσαούσι, Βοστυλίδι
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
White semidry wine; Protected Geographical Indication of Mantzavinata, Kefalonia.

The wine took its name from the white wild flower Asphodel, flourishing in abundance at Foivos estate vineyards.

Produced from the indigenous, own-rooted Domaine Foivos varieties: Tsaousi, Vostilidi, Muscatel, Muscat.                                                    Fine fragrance, crystal color, fresh taste that causes an unexpected pleasure and euphoria, pleasant aftertaste.

Ideal as aperitif; accompanies perfectly creative cuisine and sauces, fine seafood, cheeses, and fruits. 

Awards: Asfothelos 2010: Bronze Μedal at AWC 2011 in Vienna.

Ratings: Asfothelos 2015: “WINE ADVOCATE” April 2016: 90/100; Asfothelos 2017: Wine Advocate 2018: 87/100;                                                   Asfothelos 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 88/100: “The 2018 Asfothelos Semi-Dry has energy, a fruity feel, some tension on the                       finish and a wonderfully fresh demeanor to go with enlivening aromatics. This perky white is a perfect summer wine. It may hold                   well for a few years, but drink it youngish—when it is fresh and vigorous—for best results".                                                                         Asfothelos 2018: Jancis Robinson 2019: 16,5/20: “Aroma of wild dried-grasses, herbs, not especially fruity though there is a tangy               citrus intensity on the palate. The residual sugar barely shows, just rounding out and balancing the high acidity on the palate.”

€8.70
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Products specifications
Color White
Type Off-Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Mantzavinata
Vintage 2018
Variety Muscat, Moschatella, Tsaousi, Vostilidi
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 3 - 5 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 9°C - 11°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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