Gaia Wines' Agiorgitiko By Gaia is a smooth, concentrated red packed with ripe red fruit flavours and herbal nuances. With soft tannins and a velvety body, this unique Nemean grape variety is balanced between fruit and oak wood for a delicious taste. Enjoy this rich, structured wine with its distinctive caramel and oak nuances.
Gaia Wines' 'Agiorgitiko By Gaia' is an exquisite Nemea red wine, perfect with intense red meat dishes, this full-bodied wine can be aged for 4-6 years for a smoother, more complex taste.
|Style||Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruit, Spice, Herbaceous, Complex, Oak Aged, Balanced|
About the Producer
One of the pioneers of the modern Greek wine revolution Gaia Estate was established in 1994 by Greek winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. Operating two different wineries they make cutting edge wines in both Nemea and Santorini. Gaia's main aim is to present the potential of the indigenous Greek grape varieties to wine enthusiasts worldwide.
Vineyard and Winery
Agiorgitiko is a fragrant red wine grape native to Greece's Peloponnese peninsula. The vineyards are located near to Koutsi, a semi-mountainous village. The vineyards here are known for their chalky soils and good drainage. The cool temperatures, the ideal sun exposure and the steep inclination of the vineyards combine to produce lower yields than other parts of Nemea, but the berries have excellent concentration of flavour.
Selected grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and crushed, followed by a cold soak for approximately 48 hours at 10°C. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented for approximately two weeks at temperatures between 22 to 26°C, with regular pump overs and some plunging of the cap. Malolactic conversion followed and the wine was aged in oak casks for 12 months, of which 90% was French oak (10% new) and 10% was American oak (10% new). The wine was cold stabilised prior to being cellared.
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