2020 Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko

Santorini, Greece

A charming old-vine Assyrtiko. A bright and energetic look at one of Santorini's most popular indigenous varieties.




About the Wine

This delicious look at Assyrtiko from Gaia comes from a combination of three vineyards, all with old vines almost 80 years old.

These vines don't produce a lot of fruit, but what does appear are full of character and concentrated flavour, soaking up the minerality from the volcanic soils they sit atop.

It's well balanced, with a delicious zippy line of acidity mingling with honey aromatics and mouth-watering citrus flavour. Yia mas!

About Gaia

Gaia Wines was founded in 1994 by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, and Leon Karatsalos both of whom had gained their education and experience in France and Austria.

They are a great example of the globalised nature of the wine industry, traveling and of gaining knowledge and experience. With Greece home to a truly ancient society, that traversed the known world, these modern winemakers share that same sense of intellectual curiosity.

With vineyards and wineries in 2 distinct regions; Santorini and Nemea, Yiannis and Leon aim for the perfect harmony between terroir and climate in the production of their indigenous varietal wines; Assyritiko, and Agiorgitiko.

To them, these are the varietals that are Greece, and drive their mission to explore the boundaries of these grapes, making them well-known across the globe.

Founders Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, and Leon Karatsalos
Founders Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, and Leon Karatsalos
Gaia Winery, Greece
Additional Info

From the Producer

All the Assyrtiko grapes selected for THALASSITIS originate exclusively from vineyards in the Episkopi, Akrotiri and Pyrgos regions. The vines in these regions are almost 80 years old. The particularly low yield that never exceeds 25 hl/ha combined with the local terrain and variety, result in an exuberant wine with a strong personality.

Blend : Assyrtiko (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Nemea Vineyards of Gaia
The Nemea Vineyards of Gaia
Nemea, Greece

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