Gaia (Gaia's Estate)

Wild Ferment Santorini Assyrtiko

9.134 ratings
9.36 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
Robert Mackie

Such a delicious Greek wine!!

Such a delicious Greek wine!!

Sep 4th, 2018
Jonas Palmqvist

Very fresh and refreshing. Nice salty notes on the nose.

Very fresh and refreshing. Nice salty notes on the nose.

Aug 21st, 2018
Mickie Meinhardt

Sharp, sorry, green, and altogether unexpected. Way less “wild” than I thought! Reminds me of a cider or wild yeast beer in the subtlety of flavor. Minerality is good, but smooth, from the volcanic soil (not gravelly), and there’s an unexpected pop of acidity. Medium alcohol. All green apple and sunshine. Amazing.

Sharp, sorry, green, and altogether unexpected. Way less “wild” than I thought! Reminds me of a cider or wild yeast beer in the subtlety of flavor. Minerality is good, but smooth, from the volcanic soil (not gravelly), and there’s an unexpected pop of acidity. Medium alcohol. All green apple and sunshine. Amazing.

Aug 16th, 2018
Fredrik Finn

This Santorini Assyrtiko is somewhat reminding of a Burgundian on the nose, or maybe more so, like a new world Burgundian inspired wine. Fresh and structured with complexity coming from the crushed stone minerality, and a pronounced, but well played portion of new wood. (Second day and a confusing funky note is coming up, reminiscent of of goat cheese). Nevertheless, the wine is lacking to much in the flavor intensity and length to take it all the way home.

This Santorini Assyrtiko is somewhat reminding of a Burgundian on the nose, or maybe more so, like a new world Burgundian inspired wine. Fresh and structured with complexity coming from the crushed stone minerality, and a pronounced, but well played portion of new wood. (Second day and a confusing funky note is coming up, reminiscent of of goat cheese). Nevertheless, the wine is lacking to much in the flavor intensity and length to take it all the way home.

Sep 29th, 2017