2019 Gaia ‘4.6’ Agiorgitiko Rose
Region: Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece
Winemaker: Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Established Date: 1994
Agiorgitiko (pronounced Ah-yor-YEE-te-ko) is a fragrant red wine grape native to Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula.The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, fairly wet winters and long, hot and relatively dry summers. The 15 to 30 year old vines are grown at altitudes ranging from 800 to 1,040 metres above sea level. The grapes were carefully selected grapes and hand-picked at optimum maturity. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and cold soaked prior to fermentation. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures. The wine was gently fined, cold stabilised and underwent minimal filtration prior to bottling.
An appealing and vivid rosé with an intense and aromatic profile which hovers between delicate floral notes of rose petals and fruity flavours of pomegranate and strawberry. Vibrant with lifted crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.
Its definitely been a Summer of Rose and Gaia never disappoints. Fresh, fruity and floral. Ideal to be drunk as an aperitif however, it’s refreshing & aromatic profile is ideal with Asian style cooking. I haven’t had a guest not enjoy this wine.. and I’m not saying this just because I’m Greek.