We are thrilled to taste Gaia’s Wild Ferment Assyrtiko today. A “pleasing alternative to grand cru Chablis” according to Decanter Magazine, this wine boasts layers of finessed, maritime minerality that explode through an ample body balanced by high acidity and sun-kissed fruits.
Santorini has the volcanic intrigue, the scarcity (only a dozen or so producers on the island), the inimitable Kouloura vine training method, and surprising ageability in the bottle.
Greece may not be your first thought when discussing the world’s greatest white wines, but experiencing this top expression of Assyrtiko will vault it to the top of your list. This Assyrtiko is one of the classic white wines of the world and truly delivers Mediterranean magic.
Assyrtiko Wild Ferment by Gaia 2018
“From 80 year old ungrafted vines, this is a remarkable wine with powerful, mineral lime curd and salty lemon rind fruit. It has amazing texture and a bit of structure, too, with a real saline intensity. Youthful and tight, with great concentration of flavour, this oozes minerality. There’s a lot of fruit, but it’s not really about the fruit at all. Quite profound.”
95 points – Wine Anorak, May 2019
“100% Assyrtiko. A whiff of white nectarine with a gunflint minerality and hint of spice. Lemony freshness, grapefruit and hints of wild flowers. Bone dry, with more peach and white plum characters on the palate and a softness on the acidity. Fresh and moderately aromatic; a pleasing alternative to a grand cru Chablis.”
Decanter Magazine, May 2019
Where to buy this wine online ?
20 cases available. 59/bottle, order your 6-pack here: https://www.wineonline.ca/assyrtiko-wild-ferment-by-gaia-2018-5290.html