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Gaia Estate (Greece) Red Wine 1998
This wine is 100% Agiorgitiko, an indigenous Greek grape that can attain wonderful quality when handled with care. From a meticulous estate that follows strict rules on biological agriculture, this is the flagship wine of Gaia. Aged in French oak casks, the wonderfully deep, juicy flavours of the grape are enhanced by an almost claret-like cedary fragrance. The nose displays a lovely mellow toastiness, with notes of pencil shavings and coffee, but the main driving force is wonderfully lush sweet berry fruit. On the palate there`s a brambly density of fruit, very rich and mouthfilling, with a deep seam of chewy flavour. Medium-bodied, the wine also displays good acidity to keep it fresh and food-friendly, as well as a little spine of fine, silky tannic structure adding some savoury strength. (03/01)