Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Estate 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Greece
region
Peloponnese
appellation
Nemea
WA
94
DC
90
W&S
90
Additional vintages
WA
94
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Agiorgitiko Gai'a Estate was aged for 18 to 20 months in 90% new French oak. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Just gorgeous, this dry and serious Estate Agiorgitiko is terrific on all fronts. Focused, precise and long on the finish, it maintains finesse and freshness despite being ripe and concentrated. The tannins are moderately ripe, so you can dive in now if you must, but the wine needs to evolve more. Give it a couple of years if you can. The one thing it most needs to acquire is expressiveness. At the moment, that is a bit muted by the wood (which it still handles surprisingly well). It seems serious and refined, but it needs to show off its Agiorgitiko character a bit more. With aeration, I saw evidence that will come. The question here is only how high the ceiling is. ... More details
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Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Estate 2016 750ml

SKU 825988
$41.94
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Professional Ratings
WA
94
DC
90
W&S
90
WA
94
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Agiorgitiko Gai'a Estate was aged for 18 to 20 months in 90% new French oak. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Just gorgeous, this dry and serious Estate Agiorgitiko is terrific on all fronts. Focused, precise and long on the finish, it maintains finesse and freshness despite being ripe and concentrated. The tannins are moderately ripe, so you can dive in now if you must, but the wine needs to evolve more. Give it a couple of years if you can. The one thing it most needs to acquire is expressiveness. At the moment, that is a bit muted by the wood (which it still handles surprisingly well). It seems serious and refined, but it needs to show off its Agiorgitiko character a bit more. With aeration, I saw evidence that will come. The question here is only how high the ceiling is.
DC
90
Rated 90 by Decanter
Ribena and blackcurrant jam nose. Quite the modern rendition, blessed with ripe tannins and excellent blackcurrant fruit definition. A great barbecue wine. (SILVER)
W&S
90
Rated 90 by Wine & Spirits
Yiannis Paraskevopoulos grows this wine in the cool heights of Nemea, where the grapes ripen more slowly than on the flats of the appellation. His 2016 captures that coolness in its herbal notes and gripping tannins, a berryfilled agiorgitiko in search of a well-marbled steak.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Greece
region
Peloponnese
appellation
Nemea
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2016 Agiorgitiko Gai'a Estate was aged for 18 to 20 months in 90% new French oak. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Just gorgeous, this dry and serious Estate Agiorgitiko is terrific on all fronts. Focused, precise and long on the finish, it maintains finesse and freshness despite being ripe and concentrated. The tannins are moderately ripe, so you can dive in now if you must, but the wine needs to evolve more. Give it a couple of years if you can. The one thing it most needs to acquire is expressiveness. At the moment, that is a bit muted by the wood (which it still handles surprisingly well). It seems serious and refined, but it needs to show off its Agiorgitiko character a bit more. With aeration, I saw evidence that will come. The question here is only how high the ceiling is.
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Varietal: Agiorgitiko

The Agiorgitiko grape varietal has been grown in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese mountains for thousands of years, and is now one of the flagship grape varietals of the Greek wine industry. It is most commonly associated with strongly fruit-forward red wines, full of spicy notes and plummy, dark fruit flavors However, its low acidity often means it is blended with grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, to produce wines more suited to modern palates. One of the main features which makes Agiorgitiko grapes so popular with wine makers is the fact it grows in very arid and infertile land, and responds very well indeed to winery techniques and viticultural methods. As such, there are a wide range of wines made from the Agiorgitiko grape, including soft and rounded bottles, and also dry and tannic wines which are enjoyed in many countries around the world.
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Country: Greece

It is almost impossible to understate the importance of local and regionally produced wines in Greek culture. Across the country, from the cities of the mainland to the villages, mountainous regions and islands, wine is produced using traditional methods and native grape varietals, and is drank in households and taverns, either accompanying the much loved local cuisine or alone as a refreshment under the blazing Mediterranean sunshine. For wine lovers around the world, Greece is known for producing several wines with something unique and interesting to offer, a refreshing change from the norm filled with surprises and complex, occasionally challenging or unusual flavors and aromas. Thanks to the vast range in terrain across the archipelago, Greek wine is as varied as it is delicious, meaning there is plenty to explore and enjoy from this fascinating and ancient country.
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Varietal: Agiorgitiko

The Agiorgitiko grape varietal has been grown in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese mountains for thousands of years, and is now one of the flagship grape varietals of the Greek wine industry. It is most commonly associated with strongly fruit-forward red wines, full of spicy notes and plummy, dark fruit flavors However, its low acidity often means it is blended with grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, to produce wines more suited to modern palates. One of the main features which makes Agiorgitiko grapes so popular with wine makers is the fact it grows in very arid and infertile land, and responds very well indeed to winery techniques and viticultural methods. As such, there are a wide range of wines made from the Agiorgitiko grape, including soft and rounded bottles, and also dry and tannic wines which are enjoyed in many countries around the world.
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Country: Greece

It is almost impossible to understate the importance of local and regionally produced wines in Greek culture. Across the country, from the cities of the mainland to the villages, mountainous regions and islands, wine is produced using traditional methods and native grape varietals, and is drank in households and taverns, either accompanying the much loved local cuisine or alone as a refreshment under the blazing Mediterranean sunshine. For wine lovers around the world, Greece is known for producing several wines with something unique and interesting to offer, a refreshing change from the norm filled with surprises and complex, occasionally challenging or unusual flavors and aromas. Thanks to the vast range in terrain across the archipelago, Greek wine is as varied as it is delicious, meaning there is plenty to explore and enjoy from this fascinating and ancient country.