Gaia Estate  Wild Ferment Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2017


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £138.10

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Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - "Toasty, smoky and funky on the nose with mineral dusting and brooding intensity. The palate is salty dry with laser-beam precision and very funky wild ferment layering of complexity with oak wreathed into the mix with sensitivity. The finish is dry, with lasting salty and tangy flavours. Unique and outstanding wine." (The Wine Gang)

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The palate is salty dry with laser-beam precision and
very funky wild ferment layering of complexity with oak
wreathed with minerality and gun flint flavours. Aegean
Puligny.
Producer Note
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.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located in Santorini. The terroir is recognised worldwide for its
tremendous historical roots as the vineyards in this area date back 3,000 years. The
low yielding vines are self rooted and are grown in soils which are poor in organic
matter. The high sand content has ensured they have never been affected by
phylloxera. The soils are also volcanic: porous with a high mineral content, which
imparts a mineral quality to the resulting wine. The long sunshine hours, lack of
rainfall, sea mists and strong summer winds all contribute to the unique
microclimate. The surrounding Aegean Sea acts as a "climatic buffer" which softens
the climate, so the extreme conditions and vintage variations are reduced. The vines
are trained on traditional basket shaped systems called "kouloura".
Winemaking
The handpicked grapes were destemmed, crushed and cold soaked for 12 hours
with skin contact at 10°C. The free run juice was then fermented naturally, using only
natural yeasts. 50% of the must was fermented in stainless steel tanks, 35% in new
oak casks (18% French and 17% American oak) and 15% in acacia casks. The
temperature was allowed to rise naturally without any further intervention. From here,
modern technology passed the baton to traditional winemaking and the
fermentation developed at its own, gradual pace, with the prevailing yeast strains
determining the wine's final character. In each tank and barrel, the wine fermented
differently, so at the end of the fermentation each portion was tasted and carefully
selected, according to the quality. With each vintage, a new dimension of this
multifaceted variety is discovered.
Tasting Note
"Toasty, smoky and funky on the nose with mineral dusting and brooding intensity.
The palate is salty dry with laser-beam precision and very funky wild ferment layering
of complexity with oak wreathed into the mix with sensitivity. The finish is dry, with
lasting salty and tangy flavours. Unique and outstanding wine." (The Wine Gang)
Serving Suggestion
Enjoy with seafood, meatier fish, lamb and poultry.
Grape
Assyrtiko 100%

5912417A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Santorini

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Gaia Estate  Wild Ferment Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - "Toasty, smoky and funky on the nose with mineral dusting and brooding intensity. The palate is salty dry with laser-beam precision and very funky wild ferment layering of complexity with oak wreathed into the mix with sensitivity. The finish is dry, with lasting salty and tangy flavours. Unique and outstanding wine." (The Wine Gang)

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