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Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment

Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment 2014

Peloponnese, GreeceGaia is the only winery I know of built directly on the beach. As old as wine is in Greece, this is a young experimental winery and this wild fermented assyrtiko is a good example of the Gaia style. The ferment follows a half-day of cold skin contact in stainless steel, US and French oak barrels and some acacia barrels. The attack is screamingly fresh with an electric, mineral wet stone entry. On the palate, white flowers and honey fill in the mid but the acid carries it all the way to the finish. Deep fried fish, oysters, clams, mussels: they all work here. The assyrtiko comes exclusively from the vineyard of Pyrgos.Tasted: 12 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 private wine stores Producer: GaiaDistributors: Red Dog
Varietal: AssyrtikoCSPC: 214120UPC: 5203021111105