Gaia Vin Santo Santorini 2008

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6 bottle(s) at £36.66 per bottle.
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Gaia Vin Santo Santorini 2008

Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 50cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - Deep honey in colour, this is complex and full flavoured with notes of toffee and caramel. A rich, luscious and beautifully balanced dessert wine.

Gaia Vin Santo Santorini 2008

A luscious and intensely sweet dessert wine showing
ripe figs, toffee and molasses through to a nutty 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.


Vineyard
The Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) grapes are hand-harvested when they
have reached the optimum maturity and ripeness, but they undergo a variation on
the traditional vinification process. A portion of the grapes are sun dried in the strong
Santorini summer sun while another portion is dried in the shade to maintain relative
fruit freshness.


Winemaking
Once the berries have been sufficiently dehydrated from the sun, they were gently
pressed over many hours until the last drop of the richly concentrated must was
rendered. Yields at this stage were exceptionally low – less than 10 hectolitres per
hectare. The must was then placed in old casks where it underwent fermentation
which stopped once the alcohol level reached 13 to 14%, thus producing a naturally
sweet wine. The wine was then left to age in the fermentation casks previously used
for white wine production for at least 10 years. This Vin Santo was bottled without any
fining or filtration.


Tasting Note
Deep honey in colour, this is complex and full flavoured with notes of toffee and
caramel. A rich, luscious and beautifully balanced dessert wine.


Grape
Assyrtiko 100%

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Vintage 2008
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