Nautilus Rosé Submerged - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Varieties: Μαυροδάφνη , Μοσχάτο , Μοσχατέλλα, Τσαούσι, Βοστυλίδι
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
Rosé dry wine; protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Ainos, Kefalonia.

The bottles of rosé Nautilus 2018, 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!

Produced from the indigenous gape varieties: Mavrodaphne, Tsaousi, Vostilidi, Muscatel, Muscat.

It has a bright pink color. Impressively concentrated body, with complexity and acidity; in the nose aromas of herbs and eucalyptus.

It goes perfectly with meat (red and white), seafood, all kinds of fishes, cheese and fruits.


Nautilus Rosé 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 90/100: “The 2018 Nautilus Rosé was held in a cement tank filled with fresh water for six months after bottling. Impressively concentrated, this also has beautiful supporting acidity and some complexity. It shows herbs and eucalyptus on the nose. This is a very serious pink that you can drink alone or pair with foods. It may actually hold a bit—but drinking it this summer or by 2020 is probably a better idea. You don't want to lose the glorious freshness that this has".

Jancis Robinson 2019: Foivos, Nautilus Rosé 2018: 16,5/20: 
“After bottling the wine, the bottles were placed for experimental maturation in a cement tank filled with fresh water. Gleaming golden pink. Highly fragrant with red fruits, grapes and a touch of blossom. Peach and apricot too. After the highly scented nose, the palate is dry and slighly chalky but still showing red fruits. Terrific freshness and a fine dusty finish. Delicious”.

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Products specifications
Color Rose
Type Dry
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PGI Slopes of Ainos
Variety Mavrodaphne, Muscat, Moschatella, Tsaousi, Vostilidi
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12,4%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 3 - 5 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 7°C - 9°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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