Gaia (Gaia's Estate)

Wild Ferment Santorini Assyrtiko

9.231 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Santorini, Aegean, Greece
Assyrtiko
Top Notes For
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
Shana Wall

#Obsessed with this #Assyrtiko from #Gaia #2015 ❤️ This wine explodes on your tongue bright Citrus & big Acidity on first impact. Super Briny with slight herbal and white pepper notes. Benefits from decanting while you sip it... as the layers of flavors unfold as it warms up a little bit. This is a complex wine, that paired perfectly with my Spinach & Feta Pites, Greek Croquettes & Broiled Red Snapper @TheGreekTribeca ❤️ This wine is #WildFerment (they use only wild yeast from the grapes skin to ferment the wine). If you can find this, #DrinkThis ❤️🍷🍷🍷 #WineIsLove

#Obsessed with this #Assyrtiko from #Gaia #2015 ❤️ This wine explodes on your tongue bright Citrus & big Acidity on first impact. Super Briny with slight herbal and white pepper notes. Benefits from decanting while you sip it... as the layers of flavors unfold as it warms up a little bit. This is a complex wine, that paired perfectly with my Spinach & Feta Pites, Greek Croquettes & Broiled Red Snapper @TheGreekTribeca ❤️ This wine is #WildFerment (they use only wild yeast from the grapes skin to ferment the wine). If you can find this, #DrinkThis ❤️🍷🍷🍷 #WineIsLove

Aug 10th, 2016
Fabian Kühlhorn

Det här knäcker

Det här knäcker

Jun 11th, 2017
Narun P

100% Assyrtiko, 80 yrs old vines, ungrafted
Clear, medium straw yellow

Rich slightly smoky nose, with a hint of citrus scent.

Fresh medium plus acidity, medium body, 12.5 abv, 100% new large oak and acacia tanks. Complex, rich smoke infused lemon peel, wild orchard fruits, sea salt, great mineral character.

This is my second encounter with this wine and to my surprise, a much better one!

100% Assyrtiko, 80 yrs old vines, ungrafted
Clear, medium straw yellow

Rich slightly smoky nose, with a hint of citrus scent.

Fresh medium plus acidity, medium body, 12.5 abv, 100% new large oak and acacia tanks. Complex, rich smoke infused lemon peel, wild orchard fruits, sea salt, great mineral character.

This is my second encounter with this wine and to my surprise, a much better one!

May 28th, 2017
Hampus Bejnö

Det här vinet är fantastiskt. 2015 bättre än vd jag minns 2014 som. Svartkrut och flinta. Saltig havsbris och ljuvt krämig citron med lång mineralisk finish och skön syra. Wow!

Det här vinet är fantastiskt. 2015 bättre än vd jag minns 2014 som. Svartkrut och flinta. Saltig havsbris och ljuvt krämig citron med lång mineralisk finish och skön syra. Wow!

Nov 15th, 2016
Katy James

Bracing acidity up front, lemon custard in the middle and dried flowers to finish.

Bracing acidity up front, lemon custard in the middle and dried flowers to finish.

Jul 13th, 2016
Chris Plance

This thing is weird. I love it. Lemons up front and though it seems like it will finish like a bigger fatty white wine, it turns bitter. Fantastic

This thing is weird. I love it. Lemons up front and though it seems like it will finish like a bigger fatty white wine, it turns bitter. Fantastic

Jun 4th, 2016
Jimmy Angelidis

Great Santorini's Assyrtiko. Less acidity than others, more "round" mouth with citrus notes.

Great Santorini's Assyrtiko. Less acidity than others, more "round" mouth with citrus notes.

May 28th, 2016