Gaia Notios White 2017

£14.00

Our Northern correspondent writes: 'Notios. It's Greek for The Southerner, apparently. What we have here, then, is Gaia Notios white, a Moschofilero and Roditis blend. 'Ere y'are, pour some in...

Sold Out

Our Northern correspondent writes: 'Notios. It's Greek for The Southerner, apparently. What we have here, then, is Gaia Notios white, a Moschofilero and Roditis blend. 'Ere y'are, pour some in here, cock... Well, it's kind of flowery and lychee-ish on the nose, from the Moschofilero - so far, so Southern - but then the Roditis kicks in on the palate, with smooth but keen lemon flavours that give a bit of backbone to any airy-fairy aromas. 'Appen this could give the South a good name! Mmm, it'd go right nice with a bit of whitebait... Cod, I mean. Cod! Oh no, I'm letting the side down again, our lass is gonna have me guts...'



Gaia Estate was established in 1994 by winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, who were looking to spread the word about Greece's indigenous grape varieties to the growing international cognoscenti. They opened a winery in a renovated tomato puree factory on a beach in Santorini, which was followed in 1997 by seven hectares in Koutsi, Nemea, in the Peloponnese just off GR66. Their initial production of 9,800 bottles has since blossomed to 350,000 bottles annually. ‘Notios’ is Greek for ‘The Southerner’.


The state-of-the-art Nemea winery sits in Gaia's seven hectare vineyard in Koutsi. Soils are chalky and well-drained and temperatures are cool thanks to the 550 metre altitude and the influence of the sea. The Santorini winery is on the eastern coast of the island, where Gaia's aromatic, oak-aged Assyrtiko vinegar is also produced.


All grapes for Notios white are hand-picked and chilled to 4C before any further handling takes place. They are then de-stemmed and pressed, with only the free-run juice being retained from the Roditis. The must is clarified, and fermentation takes place with selected yeasts for 20 days at 16C. Malolactic conversion is prevented by sulphites and artificial cold storage, which along with bentonite also contributes to stabilization.


An elegant wine showing floral and spicy characters on the nose, bound together by a smooth, citrus-driven palate. Delicious on its own or with simple Mediterranean fish starters.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.