Gaia Monograph Assyrtiko White 2021
The grapes for the Monograph Assyrtiko come from vineyards located in the semi-mountainous Koutsi region of Nemea. Unlike the bone-dry, volcanic soils of its native Santorini, the calcareous soils of mainland Greece impart an entirely different character to the varietal, giving it a wider range of exotic fruit flavors and aromas. This is a youthful, intensely fruity Assyrtiko, with a bouquet of honeysuckle and citrus fruit and a refreshing acidity on the palate.
A classic pairing for fresh seafood, this wine is also delightful on its own as an appertif or paired with light appetizers.
A lithe, light-bodied white, with pretty cherry blossom and spice aromas, plus nectarine, melon and Meyer lemon peel flavors underscored by a tang of salinity. Drink now. 2,100 cases made, 300 cases imported.