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Assyrtiko Thalassitis by Gaia 2017

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$42.95

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"The 2017 Thalassitis is an unoaked Assyrtiko coming in at 13% alcohol. This is a bottling I usually prize for its freshness, elegance and lively demeanor. This year, one in which the wines could have a lot of concentration if you could avoid heat spikes, it has all of those things still, but it seems to lean to a deeper style instead of an exhilarating one. Overall, it finishes with a big hit of fruit, nicely supported by its acidity. On the first day tasted, it was a bit stolid. The next day, it reminded me of Thalassitis again—big acidity slicing and dicing that fruit, even in a year when it seems very dense and ripe. The score went up notably. The gripping and tense finish, by the way, seems endless. This does lack its usual finesse, so we'll see where it goes when it unfolds. This does have some things to prove in the cellar. In the new Santorini Assyrtiko trend, it is no longer acceptable to make wines that just drink well for five years, at least not if you want to be at the top of your game. It mostly seems pretty super, and it is worth leaning up right now."

95 points - Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, June 2018

$42.95

$257.70

Gaia

Greece (Greece), Santorini (Greece)

6 x 750 ml

Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese


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"The 2017 Thalassitis is an unoaked Assyrtiko coming in at 13% alcohol. This is a bottling I usually prize for its freshness, elegance and lively demeanor. This year, one in which the wines could have a lot of concentration if you could avoid heat spikes, it has all of those things still, but it seems to lean to a deeper style instead of an exhilarating one. Overall, it finishes with a big hit of fruit, nicely supported by its acidity. On the first day tasted, it was a bit stolid. The next day, it reminded me of Thalassitis again—big acidity slicing and dicing that fruit, even in a year when it seems very dense and ripe. The score went up notably. The gripping and tense finish, by the way, seems endless. This does lack its usual finesse, so we'll see where it goes when it unfolds. This does have some things to prove in the cellar. In the new Santorini Assyrtiko trend, it is no longer acceptable to make wines that just drink well for five years, at least not if you want to be at the top of your game. It mostly seems pretty super, and it is worth leaning up right now."

95 points - Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, June 2018

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles per Case 6
Point Score 95
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Gaia
Region Greece (Greece), Santorini (Greece)
Alcohol 13% alc./vol.
Style Fresh and crisp whites
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Assyrtiko
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Unoaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $257.70

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