2022 Gaia Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko
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2022 Gaia Thalassitis Santorini Assyrtiko

Santorini, GREECE
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Gaia Estate, a trailblazer in the modern Greek wine movement, was established on the island of Santorini in 1994 by winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. The fruit for this wine comes from low-yielding, 80-year-old, own-rooted vines on volcanic slopes reaching up to 250m in Episkopi, Akrotiri, and Pyrgos. Thalassitis is unoaked to highlight fruit purity and distinctive minerality. It undergoes no malolactic fermentation to preserve freshness and is aged on lees for four months with regular stirring for added texture and complexity.

Other Reviews....
Minerals galore. Like the smell of rain, the taste of wet slate, with a briny oyster shell tang. When the fruit shows through it is all fresh lemon juice – crisp, bright and bitey. Takes you straight to Greece and the sea and salty air – just needs sun and some grilled octopus. Drink 2024 - 2040.
95 Points
Tina Gellie - Decanter