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Gaia Wines Wild Ferment Assyrtiko Santorini 2022

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Gaia Wines Wild Ferment Assyrtiko Santorini 2022

  • Grapes Assyrtiko 100%
  • Country Greece
  • Region: Aegean Islands Santorini
  • Abv 14 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    ResidualSugar: 2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
  • Closure Nomacorc
  • A highly complex, aromatic nose and funky nose, with citrus notes combining with floral hints from the acacia wood, vanilla, toasty oak and a touch of smoke. The layers of wild ferment envelop this precise and dry wine which has a mineral and salty complexity to the tangy finish. This is a truly unique wine.
The Assyrtiko 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, 80 year old, self rooted vines 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 the mineral quality to the 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 are reduced. The vines are trained on traditional basket shaped systems called "kouloura".
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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

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. 

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