Gaia (Gaia's Estate)

Wild Ferment Santorini Assyrtiko

9.1202 ratings
9.252 pro ratings
Santorini, Aegean, Greece
Assyrtiko
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Lemon and vanilla on the nose, a bit oily on the palate, fresh citrus fruits, lemon peel and minerals

Lemon and vanilla on the nose, a bit oily on the palate, fresh citrus fruits, lemon peel and minerals

Jun 2nd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Piney and tactile, Gaia’s wild ferment Assyrtiko finds a feral rusticity without losing focus or point. Flavors of sweat, pear skin, salinity, wilted tarragon, iodine, and chamomile make for a feisty wine with a gripping, mineral character and expansive breadth. A nod to more traditional winemaking practices, relying on ambient yeasts to initiate fermentation. The grapes come from 70-80 year old ungrafted vines in a vineyard outside the town of Pyrgos. 100% Assyrtiko.

Piney and tactile, Gaia’s wild ferment Assyrtiko finds a feral rusticity without losing focus or point. Flavors of sweat, pear skin, salinity, wilted tarragon, iodine, and chamomile make for a feisty wine with a gripping, mineral character and expansive breadth. A nod to more traditional winemaking practices, relying on ambient yeasts to initiate fermentation. The grapes come from 70-80 year old ungrafted vines in a vineyard outside the town of Pyrgos. 100% Assyrtiko.

Apr 21st, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2016 - rich wine! Some fennel and peach, vannilla, robust. Very long aftertaste, always a sign of quality. #assyrtiko #gaia #greece

Vintage 2016 - rich wine! Some fennel and peach, vannilla, robust. Very long aftertaste, always a sign of quality. #assyrtiko #gaia #greece

Feb 6th, 2018
Lindy Lopez

This wine has everything a wine lover would desire. All of it.

This wine has everything a wine lover would desire. All of it.

Jan 11th, 2018
Elizabeth Rice

Now this reminds me of my wedding almost 10 years ago! Rich, complex with white peach, mushroom, chamomile and surfer. Will be buying a bottle of this!

Now this reminds me of my wedding almost 10 years ago! Rich, complex with white peach, mushroom, chamomile and surfer. Will be buying a bottle of this!

Oct 24th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!

Aug 9th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Wow. Lime/lemon custard, mineral. Dried flowers. Wonderful tension between snappy and broad/rich.

Wow. Lime/lemon custard, mineral. Dried flowers. Wonderful tension between snappy and broad/rich.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Evan Keaschuk

This is the perfect example of a salty island wine. Rich and round texture, pointing to its warm climate, though so tangy and mineral. Toss in a bit of funk from wild ferment and this is an incredibly complex wine

This is the perfect example of a salty island wine. Rich and round texture, pointing to its warm climate, though so tangy and mineral. Toss in a bit of funk from wild ferment and this is an incredibly complex wine

Nov 10th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Yellow Apple, pear and lemon. Fresh herbs. M+ acid. M body. Balanced with a very long finish of citrus fruits. Fantastic!

Yellow Apple, pear and lemon. Fresh herbs. M+ acid. M body. Balanced with a very long finish of citrus fruits. Fantastic!

Sep 9th, 2016
Rita Jammet

Owner La Caravelle Champagne

9.2

Delicious Assyrtiko with indigenous yeast, great minerality. Best consumed not too chilled so@the acidity is optimal

Delicious Assyrtiko with indigenous yeast, great minerality. Best consumed not too chilled so@the acidity is optimal

Aug 28th, 2016