Gaia Wines Thalassitis Assyrtiko
Gaia Wines Thalassitis Assyrtiko from Greece
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.
The handpicked grapes are destemmed and crushed, the free run juice is fermented in tank with selected yeasts. No oak ageing.
The wind being so relentless as to threaten the survival of youthful vines, an ancient, though hardly simple, solution is now a famous tradition on the island: vines are trained to grow in a 'stefani' (crown), a round basket the middle of which provides a haven for hanging clusters of grapes.
Explosive minerality with fresh lemon zest on the nose, crisp acidity on the palate and underlying floral notes. Refreshing with a lingering finish and slight hints of saltiness.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Salads, grilled vegetables.
Country / Region / Appellation
GR / Aegean Islands / Santorini PDO
Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos