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Gaia - Agiorgitiko Gaia Estate 2017

Red Wine from Southern Greece · Greece
Price: £34.50
Case Rate: £32.83
Ex Tax: £26.25
Country:
Greece
Wine Region: Southern Greece
Wine Maker: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Grape: Agiorgitiko
Grape Percentage: Agiorgitiko 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Country:
Greece
Wine Region: Southern Greece
Wine Maker: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Grape: Agiorgitiko
Grape Percentage: Agiorgitiko 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Simply stunning: this is a serious wine, with sweet fruits and a rich, velvety texture. It delivers great depth and complexity with concentrated black and red fruits, vanilla, black pepper and violet enveloped in powerful, yet smooth tannins. A rich, expressive wine completed by a long, smooth finish.

Winery information

Gaia

Gaia Wines (Santorini) began production in 1994 with 9,800 bottles of Thalassitis white wine, which quickly became established in Greece and abroad as an example of unique Santorini wines. Today, Gaia operates two wineries: one in Koutsi, Nemea, which is the heart of the company, and one in Exo Gonia, Santorini. Gaia's goal has been and still remains today to expand and highlight the quality characteristics of the native Greek grape varieties and to achieve their recognition in international markets. By expanding the potential of the Nemea Agiorgitiko and the Santorini Assyrtiko over the years, Gaia has created a line of wines that have earned numerous international distinctions and have won over both Greek and foreign consumers. Paraskevopoulos is arguably the country's most visible oenologist, a respected winemaker, influential teacher and poster boy for a modern, urbane wine industry. After his university studies in Greece, he spent five years in Bordeaux, earned a Ph.D., then returned to make a name for himself as Greece's most ubiquitous consulting oenologist. As head of Greece's most prestigious university oenology program, much of the country's emerging winemaking talent has felt his influence.

Food matching

This is a treat with a juicy steak, rich pasta dishes or hearty casseroles.

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Vinification notes

The Agiorgitiko grapes were cold soaked and macerated for approximately 20 days, to ensure the desired levels of colour, flavour and aromatic extraction. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in traditional oak fermenters at 22 to 28°C. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation, which was followed by 18 to 20 months’ maturation in mostly new French oak casks. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.