Gaia Wines Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

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Gaia Wines Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

Country - Greece

Region - Aegean Islands

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gaia Wines

Tasting notes - A bone dry wine, with an explosive mineral core surrounded by delicate notes of fresh lemon zest and floral hints. Refreshing with a crisp, mineral finish.

 

Gaia Wines Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

A nervy dry wine with a strain of flinty saltiness on the
mouthwatering, bone-dry 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
The 2019 vintage experienced a rainy winter and spring, which built soil water
reserves to nourish the vines during the growing season. The summer was cooler
than average and as a result the phenological stages of development were
delayed. The harvest took place under good conditions and the grapes produced
during the 2019 vintage have an enhanced aromatic and acidity profile.


Vineyard
This wine is made from the island's indigenous variety Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEERtee-koe) which is renowned for combining full flavoured maturity while 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, which in turn
produces concentrated juice. 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 conversion, to retain its
characteristic crisp style. This wine was produced in an unoaked style preserving its
freshness and purity of fruit. It spent four months in stainless steel tanks on its lees with
frequent bâtonnage or lees stirring, imparting texture and complexity.


Tasting Note
A bone dry wine, with an explosive mineral core surrounded by delicate notes of
fresh lemon zest and floral hints. Refreshing with a crisp, mineral finish.


Grape
Assyrtiko 100%

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