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2022 ASSYRTIKO, ‘Wild Ferment’, Gaia. Santorini, Greece

Bin:  231

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Vegan

Area:

Santorini is a volcanic island in the Aegean sea off mainland Greece. Poor, rocky soils ensure low yields and potentially high quality.

Grape variety:

80 year old, un-grafted Assyrtiko vines, fermented with natural yeasts; matured half in steel, half in barrel (some oak, some acacia wood).

Producer:

Modern estate run by Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, making fine wines in both Nemea and Santorini.

Maturity potential:

Normally at its best 5/6 years from harvest – and easily holding up for another 5 after that.

Old Bridge rating:

The wild ferment has given a genuinely ‘wild’ style. Subtle but intriguing aromatics; lively freshness with intensity that grows and grows as the wine gets more air in the glass. A complex wine for the thinking drinker.

Food match:

So much flavour – so good with food; even copes with ‘difficult’ ingredients like artichoke, asparagus and fennel. Just make sure the food is well seasoned enough to cope with the wine….

Press review:

Platinum Award for best Greek white at the Decanter World Wine Awards, 2018. 97/100 –
“Broad complexity on the nose with firm, citrus, nettles, slated butter, preserved lemon and well-integrated oak. Textured with ripe acidity, along with lovely salinity and precision. Superb length.”

£34.50

£32.78 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£31.05 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles