Myesis 2017 - Domaine Foivos

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

Its name refers to the initiation in the mystical world of wine, from its mythical creator, Dionysus (Bacchus) till present day connoisseur wine-maker Foivos and his guests. Main variety Mavrodaphne, together with small Kefalonian red varieties (Theiako, Araklino).

Intense red color; pleasant bouquet with complex aromas of gooseberry, dark plum and ripe cherries jam, combined with noble spices (cinnamon – cloves) flavors and hints of oak; rich tannins in harmony with a characteristic fresh acidity; finishes with peppery notes.

It dominates as escort of all kinds of meat in creative cuisine; underlines all pasta and cheeses; ideal starter for a social relationship, and perfect companion for anyone to drink it alone or with others.

Recent Awards: MYESIS 2014: Gold Medal at Berliner Wein Trophy 2016. MYESIS 2012: Gold Medal at Berliner Wein Trophy 2015.
                                 MYESIS 2012: Bronze Medal atDecanter2013.
Ratings: MYESIS 2012: Wine Advocate" April 2016: 85/100.                                                                                                                                   MYESIS 2015: "Wine Advocate" 2018: 87/100: “the 2015 Myesis has finesse, a fresh feel, and it's full of flavor, with complexity                     around the edges. It adds a little dried cherry and raspberry mingled with some herbs. This is something you can drink a bit cooler                 than normal. It has a summer-red feel to it, but there's reasonably good structure”.                                                                                     MYESIS 2014: Jancis Robinson 2019: 15,5/20: “ Deep crimson. Initially quite reductive (smoky/rubbery) on the nose, and a touch                 of coffee, which I think is from the oak. There's lovely dark fruit underneath but it is rather overwhelmed by the oak – in terms of                 sweetness and thickness of texture – though the tannins are smooth.”


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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Vintage 2017
Variety Mavrodaphne, Θειακό, Αρακλινό
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 6 μήνες
Matured in Stainless Steel Tank
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 5 - 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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