Stalactite 2005 - Domaine Foivos

Producer: Domaine Foivos
Variety: Μοσχάτο
Region: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος
White naturally sweet wine, Protected Designation of Origin Kefalonia from sun-dried Muscat grapes; Product of organic viticulture; Vintage 2005.

Historical data indicate that it was produced exclusively in the clay soil of Katogi since the Venetians, who considered it necessary to escort their meals. It was named after the stalactites adorning the caves of Kefalonia - places of worship of the Pan and the Nymphs - as each drop is as valuable, rare and crystal as the drops of a stalactite.

From Muscat 100%.

Vinification: We lay and dry in the sun the grapes of Cephalonian Muscat for about 10 to 15 days; after that, destemmed, pressing, alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature, filtering and bottling.

It has the color of noble old gold; fleshy body; essence of glazed apricot, with rich, sweet notes of spice. The honeyed finish is smooth and rich.

Absolute thesaurus itself; the ideal dessert wine; can also accompany perfectly ice-creams, roasted quince and apple, and seasonal sweet fruits. Served at 8-10˚ C.

Awards - Ratings

Stalactite 2005: Official Ambassador of Greece abroad
Gold Medal at the International Wine Contest 2013 in Thessaloniki.
Gold Medal at Berliner Wein Trophy 2012.
Gold Medal at “Μuscats du monde 2007” Int. Contest in France,ranking 6th in Best Top 10 World-wide Muscats.
Silver Medal at AWC in Vienna 2011.
Silver Medal at Athens Eco – Festival 2006.
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2012.

Wine Spectator 2008: 88/100
Oinos 2013: 92/100
Tasted le Journal 2014-PROWEIN: 90/100,
(among the best top 10 greek wines of Prowein 2014)
Tasted le Journal, September 2014: 91/100
“Wine Advocate” April 2016: 92/100

RRP: €69.00
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Products specifications
Color White
Type Sweet
Region Ionian Islands
Geographical Indication PDO Muscat of Kefalonia (Cephalonia)
Vintage 2005
Variety Muscat
Bottle 500ml
Alcohol 15%
Organic Yes
Aging potential 10+ years

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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