2019 Gaia ‘4.6’ Agiorgitiko Rose

Region: Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece

Viticulture: Conventional

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.

Sommelier’s Recommendation 

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.

The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. The choice of the location of the winey depended on the location of the vineyard. So, they chose Koutsi which has lower yield than the other parts of Nemea in combination with chalky, good drainage soils and cool temperatures. We believe that Agiorgitiko grapes cultivated in Koutsi have higher quality than the rest zone of Nemea and are ideal for producing high-extract and oak-aged wines.

Yiannis Paraskevopoulos and his team manage every step of the winemaking process with the sole intention of producing only top quality wines. Its capacity is to 3,060 hl of wine and the equipment and quality controls provide the oenologist the possibility to produce high quality wines