Gaia 'Wild Ferment' Assyrtiko
An outstanding Greek white that has been repeatedly decorated with trophies in recent vintages, in fact it's doing so well that we are seeing the latest vintage quicker than ever as the wine sells out before the new release is ready! Made from their most aromatic blocks of ungrafted 80+ yeard old Assyrtiko grapes on the island of Santorini. The wine is partially fermented in French barriques using only wild yeasts and is then formed from the very best tanks/barrels only. Hints of toasty oak and fresh honeyed apple characters on the nose, it's relatively rich and full flavoured on the palate with exotic ripe fruits and and this lovely lick of fresh honey again allied to lovely limey acidity.Yet another great effort. When food matching it can be treated like a rich white Burgundy yet has better acidity.