Gaia (Gaia's Estate)

Vinsanto Santorini Assyrtiko

9.37 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Santorini, Aegean, Greece
Assyrtiko
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

Made from sun dried Assyrtiko grapes, aged in old French oak casks for over a decade. The wine is riddled with volatile acidity, not surprising considering the production methods - and while that overwhelms the nose, it adds so much ethereal brightness to the palate. Prunes, lemon extract, fig, molasses, sweet medicinal herbs, wintergreen, quinine, pine sap, and dried flowers. Viscous, yet focused and expansive. 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri.

Made from sun dried Assyrtiko grapes, aged in old French oak casks for over a decade. The wine is riddled with volatile acidity, not surprising considering the production methods - and while that overwhelms the nose, it adds so much ethereal brightness to the palate. Prunes, lemon extract, fig, molasses, sweet medicinal herbs, wintergreen, quinine, pine sap, and dried flowers. Viscous, yet focused and expansive. 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri.

Apr 14th, 2018
Max Jewell

Sucker for dessert wines with residual sugar. Closer to the PX end of the spectrum. Gorgeously rich without being fat and flabby. Very smart.

Sucker for dessert wines with residual sugar. Closer to the PX end of the spectrum. Gorgeously rich without being fat and flabby. Very smart.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Mick

Wow ,structure,balance ,intensity length yum

Wow ,structure,balance ,intensity length yum

Apr 18th, 2017
Helen O

B caramel chocolate apricot. Dessert wine.

B caramel chocolate apricot. Dessert wine.

Aug 12th, 2015
Rafael E. Garcia

Sommelier, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas

8.9

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Sep 10th, 2015
Amie Hendrickson

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Jul 7th, 2015
Bhupi Singh

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Bhupi had this 2 years ago

Apr 17th, 2017