A dry, white wine made of the local Assyrtiko grape. The Gai'a winery makes these wines from Santorini and is perhaps the only winery we know of using native yeasts for fermentation. The result is a fabulously floral wine that's mineraled and rich. Drink just lightly chilled.
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GAIA Wine Producing Company was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and John Paraskevopoulos (University of Thessaloniki Doctor of Enology with the University of Bordeaux). In the same year, Thalassitis VQPRD was introduced into the Greek market, followed by Notios White in the following year. 1996 saw expansion for the firm as it acquired a private vineyard and a 1,500HL capacity winery in the Nemea region of Greece. In 1997, the limited production Notios Red was introduced into the market made from indigenous grapes.