2013 Gaia, Thalassitis, Assyrtiko , Santorini
£14.95, 13%, www.winedirect.co.uk; noel Young Wines; Corks & Cases
Tasted at: January Tasting
Assyrtiko is one of the most under-rated grapes in the world, especially when it's grown on the volcanic soils of the island of Santorini. Bone dry, minerally and deliciously austere, this example from Gaia shows the variety at its delicious best with notes of quinine and lemon zest and incredible extract and concentration. A total bargain at £14.95.
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