Methysforos 2010 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Varieties: Θειακό, Αρακλινό, Μαυροδάφνη
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
Red Dry Wine; Protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Ainos, Kefalonia.

Its name refers to the beneficial side of drunkenness that offers its velvet taste and its aromatic bouquet.

From Mavrodaphne and small Kefalonian red grape varieties.

Deep purple color, balanced body, velvety rich taste with bouquet of red fruits (plum-cherry), notes of spices (cinnamon-cloves) in a vanilla background; impressive aftertaste.

It accompanies perfectly creative cuisine and fine sauces, game and red meats, salmon, pasta, cheese, fruits. 


Methysforos 2009: Silver Medal at AWC 2011 in Vienna
Methysforos 2010: Bronze Medal at AWC 2012 in Vienna


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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Vintage 2010
Variety Θειακό, Αρακλινό, Mavrodaphne
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 8
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 16°C - 18°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!


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