Nautilus Red Submerged 2017 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Variety: Μαυροδάφνη
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
Red dry wine; protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Ainos, Kefalonia.

The bottles of red Nautilus 2017, sealed with beeswax in the mouth above the capsule matured from last year, submerged under fresh water, in special tanks of the winery under controlled conditions! A new method which permits maturation and incorporation in absolute conditions of constant temperature, darkness and lack of oxygen!

From the indigenous own-rooted variety Mavrodaphne (in dry vinification).

It has a bright purple color. Sophisticated, tasty, with fine structure. Silky texture, with delicious notes of fruit, cranberries and baked plums, along with a tight intense finish. Ripe tannins and acidity that supports the fruity taste, highlights and allows flavors to remain.

It accompanies ideally meat, fine sauces and red fish, pasta, cheese and fruit. 


Nautilus red 2017: Wine Advocate 2019: 91/100: “The 2017 Nautilus Red is a Mavrodaphne aged for six months in used French oak; this is sophisticated and flavorful with fine structure. Textured, silky and precise, it has nuanced fruit flavors, with cranberries and baked plums, plus a tight, tense finish. The mid-palate finesse is exceptional. The acidity supports the fruit nicely, lifts it and allows the flavors to linger”.


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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Vintage 2017
Variety Mavrodaphne
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 8 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 16°C - 18°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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