Gaia, Thalassitis 2015, Santorni, Greece
Tasting Note: A tart, dry, acidic palate cleanser with tropical-fruit flavors riding on a wave of tartness.
Lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic and floral nose of melon, pear, pineapple, under-ripe apricot and hints of citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied assyrtiko has medium-plus-to-high acidity along with tart, green fruit on the attack with some minerality on the midpalate through to a long finish.
Pair with food to tame and cut the acidity.
Bottle Note: Grape Variety – Assyrtiko. Episkopi Vineyard – Santorini. Grape Yield – Approximately .21 hl/hec.
Importer: Athenee Importers & Distributors LTD, Hempstead, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 26, 2016