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Gaia Wines Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko 2017


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £129.82

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Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - Explosive minerality with fresh lemon zest on the nose, crisp acidity on the palate and underlying floral notes. Refreshing with a crisp, mineral finish.

Awards

95 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018

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A refreshing dry wine with a hint of flinty saltiness on the mouthwatering finish.

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.

Vintage

A wet winter was followed by a rainy spring, which helped to build soil water reserves. A dry summer saw day temperatures that remained within the optimum range for quality wine making. The grapes reached perfect sugar and aromatic maturity relatively early in September 2017, from a dramatically low yield. The health of the grapes at harvest time was impeccable, resulting in a vibrant fruit flavours and beautifully balanced wines.

Vineyard

This wine is made from the island's indigenous variety Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEERtee-koe) which is renowned for combining full flavoured maturity whilst retaining considerably high acidity. The grapes are produced exclusively from vineyards in the Episkopi, Akrotiri and Pyrgos regions, at elevations of between 50 to 250 metres above sea-level. The vines are between 70 to 80 years old and produce a particularly low yield of between 18 to 25 hectolitres per hectare. The vines are cultivated in volcanic soils which are porous with a high mineral content.

Winemaking

The hand picked grapes were cold macerated for a period of 12 hours at controlled temperatures of 10°C. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 16 to 18°C with selected yeasts. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. This wine was produced in an unoaked style in order to retain its freshness and purity of fruit and spent four months in stainless steel tanks on its lees with frequent bâtonnage to impart texture and complexity.

Tasting Note

Explosive minerality with fresh lemon zest on the nose, crisp acidity on the palate and underlying floral notes. Refreshing with a crisp, mineral finish.

Serving Suggestion

An excellent partner to seafood, fish, shellfish or lamb with lemon.

Grape

Assyrtiko 100%

5912017A
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Data sheet

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

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Gaia Wines Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - Explosive minerality with fresh lemon zest on the nose, crisp acidity on the palate and underlying floral notes. Refreshing with a crisp, mineral finish.

Awards

95 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018

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