We first met Assyrtiko in Santorini, its motherland. There, through the porous and bone dry volcanic soil, arise big wines; with uniquely high minerality and impressive acidity. Wines for connoisseurs. Wines difficult but <<grand>> nonetheless.
And then Assyrtiko traveled. And it did so well, almost to the entire country, from the Greek Macedonian north to the Peloponnese, the vine-bearer, in the south. And suddenly we saw a completely different Assyrtiko being born through this wandering.
Beautiful wines, with refreshing acidity and intense fruity aromas- citrus and other, more tropical and more plethoric- comprise a character entirely different and lighter than that of the Santorinian ancestors.
The MONOGRAPH Assyrtiko of GAIA captures in a multileveled manner which can be achieved with this, multileveled Greek, variety, when cultivated with knowledge and with persistence on the semi-mountainous calciferous soils of Koutsi, Nemea.
A Youthful Assyrtiko, friendly and refreshing, which can be enjoyed as much with fine seafood, as on its own, unchaperoned; perhaps just with good company…