Original
13 Ratings
Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis

Wine Details

Varietal

Assyrtiko

Style

White

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) THALASSITIS is produced from Santorini’s indigenous white grape variety, Assyrtiko. Perhaps, it is the only variety in the Mediterranean that manages to combine full maturity of grapes with considerably high acidity, despite the specific climatic conditions of the Island. This fact is an essential factor for accomplishing flavour balance in dry white wines.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2013 Vintage) "As is typical for Thalassitis, this is long, lean and tightly wound, needing air to get past the initial green onion notes of reduction. Then it begins to build, slightly herbal and cucumber-crisp, a leesy richness bringing fatness to all the minerality. The wine lasts, one of the most austere of the vintage, wanting another few years in bottle to come into its own."