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Gai'a, “Thalassitis” AssyrtikoSantorini, Greece 2019 (750mL)

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Gai'a, “Thalassitis” Assyrtiko Santorini, Greece 2019 (750mL)

“Assyrtiko is one of the most unique, terroir-specific white wines of the world. Should you believe in Greek mythology, Gaia’s salty, citrusy, mineral-loaded “Thalassitis” might as well be forged by the Gods themselves.”

Perhaps one of the most fittingly titled wine estates in existence, Gai’a takes its name from the primordial deity of ancient Greek mythology, thought to have been the personification for all things Earth. And if ancient folklore is what you subscribe to, today’s “Thalassitis” Assyrtiko is the embodiment of it all, with its searing volcanic minerality and electric saline imprint. The 2019 Gai’a “Thalassitis” Assyrtiko displays a blindingly bright straw-yellow core with green and silver hues glinting out towards a clear rim. With a 15-minute decant, a barrage of explosive aromas fires out: crisp yellow apple, white peach, underripe pineapple, salt-preserved lemon peel, sea spray, crushed volcanic rock, honeysuckle, tangerine blossoms, and wisps of smoke. The medium-bodied palate is wonderfully fresh and simultaneously rich in texture with mouthwatering, thirst-quenching minerality. Massive waves of acidity, smoky-salty layers, and a churning core of taut citrus and tropical fruits leave your palate tingling after each sip. As the wine opens, its aromatic charm, searing minerals, and rich texture emerge in great detail. As for your other bottles, stash them in your cellar and watch them develop a savory, honeyed quality over the next 3-4 years.

  • CountryGreece
  • RegionSantorini
  • SoilVolcanic
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendAssyrtiko
  • Alcohol13%
  • Temp.Serve at 50° F
  • GlasswareAll-Purpose Stem
  • DrinkingNow-2025
  • Decanting15 Minutes
  • PairingGreek Grilled Fish w/ Citrus & Greens

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