Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea 14-18h 2009

Member Review by maskedkat:

I first tried this at the fabulous Zaitinya in Washington, D.C. A friend and I stopped in for a late lunch on a sweltering day. This is a perfect summer wine. Tart, dry, very refreshing yet with a definite presence of red fruit. It went beautifully with stuffed grape leaves and a lamb kebab. A great value at the price, too!

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Region: Greece » Peloponnisos » Nemea

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Winery: Gaia Estate
Color: Rosé
Varietal: Agiorgitiko
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Gaia Estate:
Gaia Estate was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki, Ph.D of Oenology, University of Bordeaux II). "Thalassitis", a Santorini A.O.C. white wine, inaugurated the company's first appearance, and quickly won a place in the Greek wine market. The 9,800 numbered bottles of Thalassitis in 1994... Read more
Gaia Estate was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki, Ph.D of Oenology, University of Bordeaux II). "Thalassitis", a Santorini A.O.C. white wine, inaugurated the company's first appearance, and quickly won a place in the Greek wine market. The 9,800 numbered bottles of Thalassitis in 1994, rapidly rose to more than 100,000 in 1999, all the while maintaining its commitment to quality. The White Notios "the Southerner" was first launched in 1995, and was immediately accepted by the wine-loving public, due to the excellent value it represented. In 1996 Gaia Estate acquired a private vineyard in Koutsi region of Nemea, along with a perfectly equipped winery of a total capacity of 3.000hl. From this new winery immerged four very distinct wines, all from the same indigenous grape variety, the Agiorgitiko. Starting from two vin de pays, the rose "Agiorgitiko 14-18h", and the red "Notios", an easygoing young wine in which the fruit and the softness of Agiorgitiko are beautifully expressed. Followed by the "Agiorgitiko by Gaia", a typical A.O.C. Nemea that can be cellared for 3-5 years and finally the "Gaia Estate", undoubtedly Gaia's flagship. A powerful red, single-vineyard wine that will fully develop its potential after 8 to 10 years of meticulous cellaring. A remarkable product from a remarkable company. Read less

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Snooth User: maskedkat
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08/07/2010

I first tried this at the fabulous Zaitinya in Washington, D.C. A friend and I stopped in for a late lunch on a sweltering day. This is a perfect summer wine. Tart, dry, very refreshing yet with a definite presence of red fruit. It went beautifully with stuffed grape leaves and a lamb kebab. A great value at the price, too!


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/29/2010

A full-bodied dry rose made from the Agiorgitiko grape. The name of the wine comes from the amount of hours the grape skins and must remain in contact. The resulting wine is a light red color with ripe cherry aromas on the nose. There are very little tannins in this wine and there is moderate acidity. This is an excellent summer wine.




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