White semidry wine; Protected Geographical Indication of Mantzavinata, Kefalonia.
The wine took its name from the white wild flower Asphodel, flourishing in abundance at Foivos estate vineyards, comparing Katogi to the mythical Asphodel Prairie of ancient goddess Persephone.
Tsaousi, Vostilidi, Muscatel, Muscat.
Destemmed, pressing, fermentation with selected yeasts at low temperature, filtering and bottling.
Fine fragrance, crystal color, fresh taste that causes an unexpected pleasure and euphoria, pleasant aftertaste
Ideal as aperitif; accompanies perfectly creative cuisine and sauces, fine seafood, cheeses, and fruits. Served at 8-10˚ C.
Ασφόδελος (Asfothelos) 2010: Bronze Μedal at AWC 2011 in Vienna.
Asfothelos 2017: Wine Advocate 2018: 87/100
Asfothelos 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 88/100
Asfothelos 2015: “WINE ADVOCATE” April 2016: 90/100
Asfothelos 2018: Wine Advocate 2019: 88/100: “The 2018 Asfothelos Semi-Dry has energy, a fruity feel, some tension on the finish and a wonderfully fresh demeanor to go with enlivening aromatics. This perky white is a perfect summer wine. It may hold well for a few years, but drink it youngish—when it is fresh and vigorous—for best results.
Jancis Robinson 2019: Foivos Asfothelos 2018: 16,5/20: “Aroma of wild dried-grasses, herbs, not especially fruity though there is a tangy citrus intensity on the palate. The residual sugar barely shows, just rounding out and balancing the high acidity on the palate.”