Gaia Vinsanto Santorini 2012


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Deep honey colour, complex and full flavoured with notes of toffee and caramel, rich, luscious and beautifully balanced.

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£37.95 per bottle

RRP: £46.95 (save 19%)

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Winery: Gaia

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The Assyrtiko is hand harvested when ripe but undergoes a variation on the traditional process. A portion of the grapes are sun dried in the strong Santorini summer sun while another portion is shade dried to maintain relative fruit freshness.

Once the berries have been sufficiently dehydrated by the sun, they are gently pressed over many hours until the last drop of the richly concentrated must is rendered. Yields at this stage are exceptionally low – less than 10 hl/ha. The must is then placed in old casks to undergo fermentation which stops once the alcohol level reaches 13 to 14%, thus giving a natural sweet wine. The wine is then left to age in the fermentation casks previously used for white wine production for at least 10 years in cask. Vinsanto by Gaia is bottled without any fining or filtration.

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RRP £46.95
Bottle size 50cl
Vintage 2012
Alcoholic strength 12%
Serve with Dark chocolate dessert
Grapes Assyrtiko 100%
Dry/Sweet value 7
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Gaia Wines

One of the pioneers of the modern Greek wine revolution Gaia Estate was established in 1994 by Greek winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. Operating two different wineries they make cutting edge wines in both Nemea and Santorini. Gaia's main aim is to present the potential of the indigenous Greek grape varieties to wine enthusiasts worldwide.

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