Gaia Wines Clay Orange Wine Santorini Assyrtiko 2016

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Gaia Wines Clay Orange Wine Santorini Assyrtiko 2016

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 2016

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


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%

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