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Gaia Wines 'Monograph Assyrtiko', Peloponnese 2019

Gaia Wines 'Monograph Assyrtiko', Peloponnese 2019
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Producer:  Gaia Wines
Grape Varieties:  100% Assyrtiko
Optimum Drinking:  Within 4 years
Wine Style:  Bone dry, minerally white
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  Greece

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Gaia Wines 'Monograph Assyrtiko', Peloponnese 2019

A flinty and aromatic Assyrtiko with intense citrus fruit, tropical fruits and a touch of honeysuckle, precise, fresh and zesty with a mineral backbone and lovely, 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

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

The Assyrtiko grapes are grown in the in semi-mountainous limestone soils of Koutsi of Nemea. The soils are rich in calcium carbonate with relatively neutral pH, and like most limestone soils in Greece they have low organic matter content. The 15-year old vines are planted at 600 metres altitude with a south-westerly orientation where the Assyrtiko vines flourish in the free- draining soils. The winters are relatively cold and wet, with temperatures that rarely fall below 0°C. Summers are hot, but without excessive temperatures, however, a few thunderstorms in June are common. A long autumn follows and the warm days and cool nights of September combined with typically dry conditions, form ideal conditions for the maturation of the grapes. The vineyard is carefully pruned very strictly to reduce the yields in order to produce fruit with concentrated flavours.

Winemaking

The carefully selected grapes were chilled to 4°C before being de-stemmed and gently pressed. The must was fermented with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, to retain the purity of fruit. The wine was made without any oak influence to preserve the fresh and varietal characteristics of the Assyrtiko grapes and the distinctive expression of the Nemea terroir.

Tasting Note

A youthful and refreshing Assyrtiko, with lifted citrus fruits, exuberant tropical fruits and a touch of honeysuckle. Fresh and zesty with a mineral backbone and lovely, crisp finish.

Grape

Assyrtiko 100% 

 


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