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Gaia - Retinitis Nobilis Retsina NV

White wine from Central Greece · Greece
Price: £14.95
Case Rate: £13.99
Ex Tax: £9.96
Country:
Wine Region: Central Greece
Winery: Gaia
Wine Maker: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Grape: Roditis
Grape Percentage: Roditis 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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Country:
Wine Region: Central Greece
Winery: Gaia
Wine Maker: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Grape: Roditis
Grape Percentage: Roditis 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

A refreshing Retsina made from the superior Roditis variety, which is perfectly balanced between notes of pine and grapes. The citrus expression co-exists with the delicate and aromatic pine resin on equal terms.

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

A perfect match with fresh olives, feta cheese, Greek salad or salty snacks. Alternatively accompanies Indian curries.

Vinification notes

The Roditis grapes were meticulously selected, harvested and pressed immediately on arrival at the winery. Classic white vinification followed with ermentation taking place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A carefully calculated quantity of resin from the Pinus Halepensis variety was added to the must, imparting the resulting wine with its distinctive flavour. When fermentation had finished the wine was drawn off, leaving the resin remaining at the bottom of the tank, resulting in a wine in perfect balance.