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Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis Oak Fermented 2013 750ml
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Gaia Estate Thalassitis Oak Fermented Assyrtiko 2013

Santorini - Cyclades - Greece

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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 the biggest or most concentrated Thalassitis, but finishes with a burst of flavor. It goes down easy, and the fruit and acidity eventually rise above the oak and slice through it. This will show better in a couple of years as the oak integrates, but it is showing pretty well today, too. Forget your preconceptions many folks will like this a lot. There were 9,972 bottles made. Drink now-2020
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Winery Gaia Estate

Country: Greece

Thanks to thousands of years of viticulture, and a dedication to quality and experimentation, Greek wines remain in a league of their own and continue to surprise and delight wine lovers around the world. From the refined and delicious Agiorghitiko wines, with their deep ruby red color and intense fruit flavors, to the unusual and highly aromatic fortified wines made with the black Mavrodaphne grapes, Greek wine is renowned for its variety and consistent excellence. It seems the blazing Mediterranean sunshine allows wineries to make the most of the late harvests and all the intensity of flavor this brings, resulting in wines which are bursting with fruit-forward character and unusual aromas.