Gaia Wines 'Clay' Orange Assyrtiko 2018
Single bottle price: £34.50
Mix any 6 bottles price: £32.78
Mix any 12 bottles price: £31.05
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Deep amber in colour, this richly textured, warming and aromatic orange wine delivers intense notes of candied tropical fruit and dried fruits, layered with vanilla and honeycomb nuances.
This wine was vinified in modern clay pots, the successor to the traditional amphora. The grapes were macerated on their skins with the fermenting must for seven days, producing a rich golden-orange coloured must. Maceration, fermentation, which took place spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, and ageing all took place in modern clay spheres. Following a minimal intervention philosophy, the wine was vinified without additions and not under temperature controlled conditions. When fermentation was complete, it was aged for four years on its lees, without bâtonnage, in the same clay spheres in which it was fermented. The wine was bottled without fining.
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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