Gaia Wines Clay Orange Wine Santorini Assyrtiko 2017

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Gaia Wines Clay Orange Wine Santorini Assyrtiko 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - Deep amber in colour, this richly textured, warming and aromatic orange wine delivers intense notes of candied tropical fruit and dried fruits, layered with vanilla and honeycomb nuances.

Gaia Wines Clay Orange Wine Santorini Assyrtiko 2017

Deep amber in colour, this richly textured, warming and
aromatic orange wine delivers intense notes of saffron
and curry plant culminating in a super dry, saline 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
2106 was a good vintage in Santorini. The weather patterns enabled the healthy vines
to produce moderate yields of grapes of excellent quality, showing typical varietal
characteristics, balance and concentration of flavour.
Vineyard
The ancient vineyard is situated on the beautiful island of Santorini, where the grapes
come from extremely old, ungrafted vines with roots that date back over three
centuries. The self-rooted, 70 to 80-year old vines are trained in the traditional Santorini
bush vine method, are very low yielding, producing concentrated juice. The soil is
calcareous; a porous soil formed by volcanic activity, mainly consisting of pumice and
is therefore extremely poor in nutrients. Organic matter, including Phylloxera, does not
survive in the soil, hence the ancient roots of the vines date back to the Prephylloxera
era. The climate is typically Aegean, with mild winters and relatively cool summers.
Good rainfall in winter, typically hot days from late June to early July and night-time
humidity in July and August all contribute to producing high quality fruit. The
combination of low yields, with the distinctive soil and the old vine Assyrtiko variety,
which naturally produces wines with high alcohol and high acidity, results in exuberant
wines with a strong personality.
Winemaking
This wine was vinified in modern clay pots, the successor to the traditional amphora.
The grapes were macerated on their skins with the fermenting must for seven days,
producing a rich golden-orange coloured must. Maceration, fermentation, which took
place spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, and ageing all took place in modern clay
spheres. Following a minimal intervention philosophy, the wine was vinified without
additions and not under temperature controlled conditions. When fermentation was
complete, it was aged for four years on its lees, without bâtonnage, in the same clay
spheres in which it was fermented. The wine was bottled without fining.
Tasting Note
Deep amber in colour, this richly textured, warming and aromatic orange wine delivers
intense notes of candied tropical fruit and dried fruits, layered with vanilla and
honeycomb nuances.
Grape
Assyrtiko 100%
Winemaker: Yiannis
Paraskevopoulos
Region: Aegean Islands
Subregion: Santorini
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5%

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