Gavala Natural ferment santorini 2022


The Gavalas Santorini Natural Ferment 2022 is a dry white wine from the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, Greece, made entirely from the Assyrtiko grape variety. This wine, highly rated by both critics and users, is noted for its 181 mentions of earthy notes, including minerals, stone, and salt, which are typical of the unique terroir of Santorini. The grapes for this wine are harvested in early to middle August, screened, and then vinified in stainless steel tanks under controlled conditions, but following the traditional methodology of winemaking. This process involves using wild yeast to express the varietal characteristics, with a long fermentation period of 2 months and maturation with total lees for 6-8 months. These techniques contribute to the wine's aromatic profile, which includes aromas of stone fruits and yeast that accompany the typical saltiness and minerality of Assyrtiko, defining its unique character and reflecting the ancient volcanic landscape of Santorini