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Gaia Monograph Assyrtiko 2017

Assyrtiko from Nemea, Greece
    750ML / 13% ABV
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    750ML / 13% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    The grapes for the Monograph Assyrtiko come from vineyards located in the semi-mountainous Koutsi region of Nemea. Unlike the bone-dry, volcanic soils of its native Santorini, the calcareous soils of mainland Greece impart an entirely different character tothe varietal, giving it a wider range of exotic fruit flavors and aromas.

    A youthful, intensely fruity Assyrtiko, with a bouquet of honeysuckle and citrus fruit and are freshing acidity on the palate.

    A classic pairing for fresh seafood, this wine is also delightful on its own as an appertif or paired with light appetizers.

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    GAIA WINES was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos.

    Thalassitis, a Santorini A.O.C. white wine, inaugurated the company's first appearance, and quickly won a place in the Greek wine market. The 9,800 numbered bottles of Thalassitis in 1994, rapidly rose to more than 100,000 in 1999, all the while maintaining its commitment to quality.

    In 1996 GAIA WINES acquired a private vineyard in Koutsi region of Nemea, along with a perfectly equipped winery of a total capacity of 3.000hl.

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    Home of Greece’s famous and praise-worthy red variety, Agiorgitiko, Nemea is part of the Peloponnese.

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    A crisp white variety full of zippy acidity and with a striking mineral character, Assyrtiko comes from the volcanic Greek island of Santorini, but is grown increasingly wide throughout the country today. The reasons for its popularity are plentiful: it retains its acid and mineral profile in a hot climate, blends well with other grapes and can also withstand some age. Flavors often found in Assyrtiko and its blends include lemon zest, passion fruit, pineapple, flint and fennel. It is versatile when matched with food; try it with oysters, shrimp, salmon as well as grilled chicken, tomatoes and asparagus.

    STC909358_2017 Item# 493776