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Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment

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Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment 2018
Gaia

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€29.10

Dry, Still, White, Assyrtiko, Drink it now, 13% alc.

The Gaia Assyrtiko vinified with only the wild yeasts of grapes (hence the term "Wild Ferment" on the bottle, to capture the authenticity and formality of Assyrtiko Santorini to 100%. A fine white limited production that Assyrtiko fans should definitely try.
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Assyrtiko Gaia created a sensation since its first appearance - and not without reason. It's a very special white wine made from old vines aftoriza Santorini, whose roots have a way to suck all the magic of the volcanic island of terroir. The wine, which is fermented by 50% in oak barrels, intensive, perfect structure, nice acidity and great length. It is worth noting that in March 2009, in a first trial in London, the team of leading British wine reviews "The Wine Gang" featured Assyrtiko Gaia "world class" and rated it 94 to 100! -

Producer Gaia
Producer's Description Since 1994 our company produces in Santorini 2 of the most branded wine. In Thalassitis and Thalassitis BARREL. For the production of these wines we employ the latest technology and expertise so that, through them, the opportunity to Assyrtiko vineyard Episkopi, Akrotiri and the Tower to express the best possible character tou.
One of the winemaking techniques are applied and the use of selected yeast strains, one technique that ensures stability and repeatability character end result, always within the specified contexts defined by each esodeia.
For Assyrtiko GAIAS - Wild Fement our approach was a little different. The carefully chosen for the maturity and health of Assyrtiko derived exclusively from the "mountain" vineyard of the Tower, which makes it a little aromatikotero Assyrtiko from the rest nisiou.
Assyrtiko it after passing through one twelve-phase extraction pre-fermentation at 10 ° C will roughly apolaspothei and driven both small refrigerated INOX tanks of 1.000 lit and in new French oak barrels of 225 lit. There simply will not let the temperature go up by itself without any intervention on our part. Basically from this point on, the modern technology delivers the baton in traditional winemaking ...
The alcoholic fermentation will begin and evolve on its own too - very slowly. The strains of yeast will be able to prevail will be those who will ultimately determine - broadly - the character of the new krasiou.
In each tank and barrel something different - in terms of yeast - will happen. In some cases the result will not like it. In the end we will choose for you only those tanks and barrels - as we believe - shoot Assyrtiko new heights apolafsis.
The "evil" (or "good" for some) this "uncertainty" in the production of Assyrtiko GAIAS - Wild Ferment may lie in the fact that each year "forced" to discover a new dimension and this truly multifaceted variety, Assyrtiko Santorinis.
One particularity of most Assyrtiko from Santorini is that while going for white wines have "behavior" red! Try the aging of ASSYRTIKO GAIAS for 2-3 years, but strictly in the temperature never exceeded the 12 - 14 ° C. The wine will change profoundly. The metal dimension to decline while fruit aromas and honey will dress the body tou.
Finally remember to spend your GAIAS Assyrtiko (new or aged) in a wide decanter (decanting) about half an hour before enjoying. This new dimension will delight you ...!
Wine Color White
Greek Grape Variety Assyrtiko
Quality category Σαντορίνη ΠΟΠ
Vintage 2018
Country Greece
Region Cyclades/Santorini
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 0.75lt
Dryness Dry
Style Still
Abv 13%
When to Drink Drink it now
Taste Character White mineral, austere and intense
Excellent match with Θαλασσινά τηγανητά, πλατό θαλασσινών, ψάρι φρέσκο στη σχάρα
Good match with Fish Fat Grilled, Fish Fried, Fish Lean Grilled, Sea Shells
Awards 2011
Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment 2010
GOLD MEDAL, Decanter Word Wine Awards 2011

2010
Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment 2009
SILVER MEDAL, Decanter Word Wine Awards 2010

2009
Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment 2008
GOLD MEDAL, Decanter Word Wine Awards 2009
Η άποψη του περιοδικού Decanter

Πλατινένιο μετάλλιο καιβαθμολογία 97/100 στο διαγωνισμό Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 "Μεγάλη πολυπλοκότητα στη μύτη με σαφή αρώματα εσπεριδοειδών, τσουκνίδας, αλατισμένου βούτυρου, λεμονιού και καλά ενσωματωμένο βαρέλι. Υφή με ώριμη οξύτητα στον ουρανίσκο μαζί με αρμύρα και ακρίβεια. Υπέροχη διάρκεια. "

Χρυσό μετάλλιο και 5 αστέρια στο διαγωνισμό Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 "Το θαλσσινό αεράκι εμφιαλωμένο για την απόλαυσή σας... Αγνό και τραγανό με μια αναζωογονιτική οξύτητα και νότες φρέσκων πράσινων φρούτων, ορυκτών και αρμυρών φυκιών"

Η άποψη του περιοδικού Wine Enthousiast

"Γήινο, άγριο και λαμπερό, Αυτό το Ασύρτικο εχει να κάνει με μπαχαρικά, ορυκτά και θαλασσινό αλάτι. Μια νότα τραγανού φρούτου στρογγυλεύει το άρωμα. Ξηρό και εξωτικό, το κρασί μιλάει για το δραματικό τοπίο του νησιού όπου μεγάλωσε..."

Customer Reviews

One of the best whites around
Review by Andy Donley (Posted on 12/02/2019)
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Had this wine in Tommy Banks' Black Swan at Oldstead on the night I proposed to my fiance, thought it was exceptional then and was delighted to find the 2018 vintage is just as impressive. Not had many better wines – in England, Greece or anywhere else in the world.




Good Quality Assyrtiko
Review by Julia Traskas (Posted on 07/08/2018)
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As you would expect from a Santorini assyrtiko, dry, flinty and delicious.




A very good one
Review by Giuseppe Antonio Cassano (Posted on 28/12/2017)
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As soon as they see it on my table at dinner my friends say ..... hum a Greek wine.
After dinner they ask me where to buy it




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