Gaia Estate Vin Santo 2005 500ml
SKU 772386

Gaia Estate Vin Santo Dessert Wine 2005

Santorini - Cyclades - Greece
Rated 96 - The 2005 Vinsanto (the current release) is an Assyrtiko-dominated blend (the rest being 18% Aidani and more unusually 2% Mandilaria). It was aged for a minimum of ten years in well used (greater than ten years old) French barriques. It comes in at 285 grams per liter of residual sugar and 13.8% alcohol. Sourced from Akrotiri, the average vine age here is 70-80 years. Rather brilliant, this is what you want to see in a Vinsanto--that fine concentration of flavor coupled with thrilling acidity lacing through the sugar and making it seem far drier than the numbers would suggest.... read more...

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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.