Gaia Assyrtiko Clay 2020

$59.50 / Bottle

$357.00 / Case Of 6

  • Country / Region: Greece / Santorini
  • Type: Orange Wine
  • Variety: Assyrtiko
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Perceived Sweetness: Dry
  • Body: Medium Bodied
  • Closure: Synthetic Cork
  • When To Drink: Now but can age well for 5 to 10 years

Only 6 left in stock

Tasting Notes

This unique orange wine from Santorini was inspired by ancient experience, faith in nature and technical expertise. The Assyrtiko Clay gives voice to the ancient, ungrafted vines which are allowed to express themselves through traditional fermentation and aging techniques. Modern egg-shaped clay fermentation vessels take the place of the amphora historically used for this technique and the wine is shaped exclusively with indigenous yeasts.

A rich, deep amber in colour, aromas are intense of strong tea, dried citrus peel, vanilla and honeycomb. The wine displays notable tannic structure and acidity sometimes compared to a red wine. It is best enjoyed only slightly chilled and decanted an hour before service. Once opened it can be enjoyed over several days.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with slow cook lamb shoulder, tagines, smoky eggplant dips and hard cheeses.

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