Gavala Assyrtiko santorini yannis 2022


The Gavala Assyrtiko from Santorini, specifically the Yannis variant, is a celebrated example of Greek white wine that reflects the unique terroir of the Aegean Sea region. Produced by Gavalas Winery, this wine is made from 100% Assyrtiko grapes, a varietal that has become a hallmark of Greek wine-making, especially in Santorini. The vineyards, boasting old vines more than 50 years old, are located in the regions of Megalochori, Akrotiri, and Pyrgos on Santorini, contributing to the wine's distinct character. The winemaking process involves classic white vinification techniques. The free-run juice of the grapes is fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures and then matures with fine lees for at least five months. This careful process results in a wine that is not only volcanic and bone-dry but also smooth and complex on the palate. The wine showcases delicate aromas of pear, lemon, and pineapple, alongside a pale lemon-green color. It's noted for its bright fruit flavors and a full body, making it an elegant and refreshing choice. This wine has received positive ratings and reviews, reflecting its high quality and the expertise of Gavalas Winery in producing fine Assyrtiko wines. The combination of ancient vineyards, traditional winemaking techniques, and the unique volcanic soil of Santorini all contribute to creating a wine that is both representative of its origin and appealing to a broad range of wine enthusiasts