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2017 Wild Ferment Assyrtiko, Gaia Wines

2017 Wild Ferment Assyrtiko, Gaia Wines

Ref: GAIA170
White  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Vines here are planted in ash soils left behind by one of the largest volcanic detonations in history, which occurred around 1,500BC. This lends the wines their intense mineral expression. The plants themselves are untrained or, rather, unsupported, since as they grow they are woven into large "baskets" that sit directly on the soil. Lastly, this is a wine that has been fermented using wild yeast, which means that it is wholly a product of Santorini and expresses nothing but that extraordinary island's terroir.

Single Bottle
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £26.00
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Gaia Wines
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Greece
RegionRegion: Cyclades
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2018-2025
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Assyrtiko
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

This looks electric in the glass: a super vibrant and clear greenish lemon in colour. There is a note of wood that hovers over the nose, but beneath one can perceive brilliantly defined scents of citrus fruit especially lemon and green apple. The palate is, like the colour in the glass, an electric thing, full of vim and energy. Lemon freshness hums through the middle of the dense, lively lemon and apple fruit, beneath all of which lurks a dense and highly mineral structure. One almost feels one can taste the Minoan eruption in its mineral complexity. Utterly, utterly fascinating wine.



Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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Additional Information

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