Greece

Greece is considered to be the birthplace of civilization and wine is thought to have been made there for the last 4000 years. Despite this long and storied history, winemaking in Greece never flourished as it did in Italy, for example, This is partly because the country was under the control of the Ottoman Empire, which forbade drinking. As well, the resinated wine style that developed because of the pine resin that was used to seal wine amphorae was a flavour that did not travel well. Over the last 20 years or so, however, the industry has modernized, with the latest equipment and techniques. This combined with unique local grape varieties (Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro, Assyrtiko and Moschophilero) means that Greek wine is becoming more and more popular around the world, particularly among the sommelier community.

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  • Gaia Agiorgitiko

    Gaia Agiorgitiko 2020

    A structured wine, showing the intense fruit of the grape variety and well integrated oak. With proper cellar conditions it will evolve over the next four years becoming more complex and velvety. This is medium bodied wine, with forward primary fruit, deep purple color and firm tannins.

    $23.95
  • Gaia Assyrtiko Thalassitis 2020

    This unique wine is produced on the island of Santorini. The vines are planted on a 15-degree slope facing East and Southeast on transferred pumice stone soil. The wine is made from the Assyrtiko grape and is light and aromatic. Only free run must is used, which is then fermented for approximately days at 15C. The resulting wine is almost white in color, bone-dry, with strong character, eliciting considerable structure, with crisp acidity, distinctive minerality and delicate honeysuckle aromas.

    $47.65
  • Gaia Moschofilero Wild Ferment 2021

    Introducing the newest offering from Gaia Estate, a fantastic wild ferment wine using the versatile Moschofilero grape. A complex bouquet of white flowers, apricot, jasmine and rose leads to freshness and depth on the ample and round palate.

    $31.95
  • Gaia-Notios-Red

    Gaia Notios Red 2020

    Notios Red is a delightful blend of Agiorgitiko (which gives its intense fruity aroma and its soft tannins) and the international variety Syrah (which provides a rich and spicy character along with a sense of structure and depth). Its deep reddish-violet colour, its complex aroma and its taste intensity makes a perfect accompaniment to a wide range of spicy and flavourful dishes.

    $19.50
  • Gaia-Notios-White

    Gaia Notios White 2021

    Notios White is a blendof the aromatic, floral scented Moschofilero (from the Arcadian Plateau) with the crisp, lemony Roditis (from elevated mountainous Aigialeia area) and Assyrtiko (from Santorini) which adds strength, length and depth. It has aromas of perfumed floral and white fruit as well as sweet citrus. It is a light, rounded wine with refreshing acidity.

    $19.95

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