Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko
“Toasty, smoky and funky on the nose with mineral dusting and brooding intensity. The palate is salty dry with laser-beam precision and very funky wild ferment layering of complexity with oak wreathed into the mix with sensitivity. The finish is dry, with lasting salty and tangy flavours. Unique and outstanding wine.” (The Wine Gang)
10% off 12 bottles (Local delivery or pick-up).
5% off 12 bottles (National delivery).
The Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) vineyard is located in Santorini. The terroir is recognised worldwide for its tremendous historical roots as the vineyards in this area date back 3,000 years. The low yielding vines are self rooted and are grown in soils which are poor in organic matter. The high sand content has ensured they
have never been affected by phylloxera. The soils are also volcanic: porous with a high mineral content, which imparts a mineral quality to the resulting wine. The long sunshine hours, lack of rainfall, sea mists and strong summer winds all contribute to the unique microclimate. The surrounding Aegean Sea acts as a “climatic buffer”
which softens the climate, so the extreme conditions and vintage variations are reduced. The vines are trained on traditional basket shaped systems called”kouloura”.