Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis Oak Fermented  2013 750ml
SKU 755561

Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis Oak Fermented 2013

Gaia Estate - Cyclades - Greece - Santorini

Professional Wine Reviews for Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis Oak Fermented 2013

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Thalassitis Oak Fermented has not been in our marketplace until recently, so it is nice to see here. It was aged for five months in French oak (80% new, 20% second-use). Despite many rants about oak not working for Assyrtiko, I have to say – it does. We all have our personal preferences, to be sure, but people like Gai’a and others on the island have proved that it cannot only work, but work well. The food matchup may be different, to be sure. That said, this is amazingly graceful, gentle and approachable, with reasonably well-integrated wood and a velvety texture that is sensual on the palate. It is not...
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Winery: Gaia Estate

Country: Greece

As one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world, Greece has millenia of experience and expertise when it comes to viticulture, and has developed a set of flavors and characteristics which are found nowhere else on earth. The ancient Greeks revered and deified wine, and were the first true innovators in the history of wine, adding everything from seawater to honey and spices in order to find exciting new taste combinations and aromas. Today, Greek wines are just as varied, although far more refined and sophisticated than their ancient counterparts. The practice of enhancing Greek wines with aromatic substances never left the country, though, as can be seen in the popular Retsina wines, which use pine resin to provide their unique taste and aroma combinations. There is far more to Greek wine than merely Retsina, however, and the vast variety on offer is a testament to the expertise of Greek wineries making the most of the wonderful climate, terrain and grape varietals they work with.