Gavalas Santorini Blue Assyrtiko

 

£34.00

The Gavalas Santorini is a crisp and well matured volcanic, dry white wine. In the glass it has a pale, straw-like colour, indicative of maturation. On the nose, this perfumed wine presents profoundly fruity aromas such as pear, lemon, pineapple and a hint of banana. It is a little flinty but this is soon overwhelmed by its dominating notes of nuts and honey, another hint of its ageing. It has a smooth, rich and fruity palate. It’s also one of the very few white wines that contain tannins, which are rather smooth and rounded. It’s full-bodied with a moderate alcohol level, finishing with a long and nutty aftertaste. A high quality classic Santorini Assyrtiko with high aging potential! An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese.

 

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Product Description

Tasting Characteristics: 100% Assyrtiko from the vineyard that is considered to be the oldest in Greece boasting vines up to 500 years old. With bright yellow colour, delicate aromas of fruit – pear, lemon and pineapple – and a smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied palate. It has a balanced acidity and a long finish. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese.

Awards: 2016 vintage – 90 points Robert Parker, Gold medal at the TexSom International Wine Awards.

Region: Santorini, PDO
Year: 2019
ABV: 13%
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Assyrtiko 100%

Gavalas Winery: Gavalas family winery is one of the oldest wineries in Santorini. In the traditional village of Megalochori, the fourth generation of winemakers aims at highlighting the unique characteristics of Santorini’s terroir. The family-owned winery celebrates local varieties and only produces limited quantities of wine every year. Gavalas winery vinifies the most vibrant variety in Greece, Assyrtiko, as well as Aidani, Mandilaria and Mavrotragano. It is the only winery in Santorini that vinifies the indigenous rare varieties of Katsano and Voudomato.