Gaia Wines Nemea Agiorgitiko By Gaia 2017
£88.78 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Greece
Region - Peloponnese
Grape Varieties - Agiorgitiko 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Gaia Wines
Tasting notes - Agiorgitiko is the red grape of Nemea, making silky smooth, fruit-packed reds with a velvety finish. This cuvée shows intense aromatic finesse evolving from ripe berries through to caramel and discreet oak nuances. Soft tannins underline a rich, well structured velvety body.
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A generous and concentrated red packed with red cherry and rich nuances through to a robust finish.
One of the pioneers of the modern Greek wine revolution Gaia Estate was established in 1994 by Greek winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. Operating two different wineries they make cutting edge wines in both Nemea and Santorini. Gaia's main aim is to present the potential of the indigenous Greek grape varieties to wine enthusiasts worldwide.
“I am thrilled to say that 2016 ranks as one of the greatest white wine vintages I have seen,” Hallgarten wine buyer Steve Daniel says. “Without doubt the 2016 vintage is something truly special, the year was a cool one by Greek standards and the wines are amazing”.
Agiorgitiko (pronounced Ah-yor-YEE-te-ko) is a fragrant red wine grape native to Greece's Peloponnese peninsula. The vineyards are located near to Koutsi, a semimountainous village. The vineyards here are known for their chalky soils and good drainage. The cool temperatures, the ideal sun exposure and the steep inclination of the vineyards give lower yields than other parts of Nemea, producing berries of excellent concentration.
Selected grapes were handpicked, destemmed and crushed, followed by a cold soak for approximately 48 hours at 10°C. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented for approximately two weeks at temperatures between 14°C to 26°C, with regular pump overs and some plunging of the cap. Malolactic fermentation followed and the wine was aged in oak casks for 12 months, of which 90% was French oak (10% new) and 10% was American oak (10% new). The wine was cold stabilised prior to being cellared.
Agiorgitiko is the red grape of Nemea, making silky smooth, fruit-packed reds with a velvety finish. This cuvée shows intense aromatic finesse evolving from ripe berries through to caramel and discreet oak nuances. Soft tannins underline a rich, well structured velvety body.
Serve between 16 to 18°C with meat dishes that are rich, intensely flavoured and spicy.
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