Gavalas Winery Santorini White Dry 2008

Member Review by Constance Chamberlain:

Winemaker's notes: SANTORINI Santorini, dry white wine, is produced from the exquisite native varieties of 905 Assyrtiko and Aidani (10%), carefully selected from the traditional vineyard of the island. This vineyard is considered to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on original stock. The rainfall on the island is limited and the winds in the summer can be very powerful. In order to protect the grapes from the strong winds, the vines are pruned in a cylindrical form - a characteristic way of pruning in Santorini - so that the fruit can mature in the centre. The harvest begins in the middle of August. The grapes are brought to the winery, having been carefully placed in crates and baskets, never completely filled so as to avoid any damage that might occur in transportation. Only 25% of the grape juice is extracted. It is then placed in stainless steel tanks where with a cold process it is separated from the lees. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel vats at 18oC. The result is a most distinctive dry, white wine possessing VQPRD status, characterised by a bright yellow-white colour. On the nose delicate aromas of fruit - pear, lemon and pineapple - are present. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied. It has a balanced acidity and a long aftertaste. It is best served chilled at 8-10oC. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese

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Gavalas:
Our winery is located in Megalochori, and you will get there by walking through a small lit up stone tunnel. The winery is a small museum that tells the three century tradition of the Gavalas family in the winemaking industry. Tours take place from April 15th until the end of October from 10:00 to 20:00. Call us to arrange a visit.

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Snooth User: Constance Chamberlain
26854844,307
0.00 5
07/27/2010

Winemaker's notes: SANTORINI Santorini, dry white wine, is produced from the exquisite native varieties of 905 Assyrtiko and Aidani (10%), carefully selected from the traditional vineyard of the island. This vineyard is considered to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on original stock. The rainfall on the island is limited and the winds in the summer can be very powerful. In order to protect the grapes from the strong winds, the vines are pruned in a cylindrical form - a characteristic way of pruning in Santorini - so that the fruit can mature in the centre. The harvest begins in the middle of August. The grapes are brought to the winery, having been carefully placed in crates and baskets, never completely filled so as to avoid any damage that might occur in transportation. Only 25% of the grape juice is extracted. It is then placed in stainless steel tanks where with a cold process it is separated from the lees. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel vats at 18oC. The result is a most distinctive dry, white wine possessing VQPRD status, characterised by a bright yellow-white colour. On the nose delicate aromas of fruit - pear, lemon and pineapple - are present. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied. It has a balanced acidity and a long aftertaste. It is best served chilled at 8-10oC. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese


Snooth User: Constance Chamberlain
26854844,307
0.00 5
06/23/2010

Winemaker's notes: Santorini, dry white wine, is produced from the exquisite native varieties of 905 Assyrtiko and Aidani (10%), carefully selected from the traditional vineyard of the island. This vineyard is considered to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on original stock. The rainfall on the island is limited and the winds in the summer can be very powerful. In order to protect the grapes from the strong winds, the vines are pruned in a cylindrical form - a characteristic way of pruning in Santorini - so that the fruit can mature in the centre. The harvest begins in the middle of August. The grapes are brought to the winery, having been carefully placed in crates and baskets, never completely filled so as to avoid any damage that might occur in transportation. Only 25% of the grape juice is extracted. It is then placed in stainless steel tanks where with a cold process it is separated from the lees. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel vats at 18oC. The result is a most distinctive dry, white wine possessing VQPRD status, characterised by a bright yellow-white colour. On the nose delicate aromas of fruit - pear, lemon and pineapple - are present. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied. It has a balanced acidity and a long aftertaste. It is best served chilled at 8-10oC. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese.


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,854
3.50 5
03/22/2012

Dry Wine with hints of lemon and pear




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