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Moscatella (Muscatel) 2018 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Variety: Μοσχατέλλα
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
White dry wine; Protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Ainos, Kefalonia.

From Muscatel, the indigenous own-rooted Kefalonian variety of Foivos Estate.

Bright greenish color; extremely rich aroma, fresh taste like morning dew on a blooming rose, and hints of fresh exotic fruits; fresh and intensely fruity aftertaste.

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

RATINGS:

Muscatel 2015: “WINE ADVOCATE” April 2016: 90/100
Moschatella 2017: Wine Advocate 2018: 89/100
Moschatella 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 91/100”The 2018 Muscatel is a vigorous Muscatel with a lot of energy, and that means both aromatics and acidity. Gloriously fresh, its nose can make an impact from a foot away. It is not thick and dense, but there is plenty of grip on the finish. As it airs out and warms up, it also puts on weight and seems ever more impressive, a pretty serious white that will go well with relatively bland seafood dishes or on its own. This lively Muscatel will be a perfect wake-me-up in warm weather".

Jancis Robinson 2019: Foivos Muscatel 2018: 16/20: “Delicately grapey nose but there's also something stony that gives it more finesse. Citrus on the palate, crisp and lively with green fruits to the finish and a lovely slight grip in the texture even though this is all free-run juice, apparently".

 

€14.60
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Products specifications
Color White
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Vintage 2018
Variety Moschatella
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 1 - 3 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!