Peloponnese P.G.I., Dry Red
In 1978, the Marquis Piero Antinori released the vintage 1971 of Tignanello, a table wine which was a blend of the local Sangiovese grape with a small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon, a non-traditional variety of Tuscany region. At the beginning, it seemed strange that Tignanello, an ex-Regional wine was downgraded to a common table wine without any geographic specification. Yet the wine gained global recognition and the international market named it “Super Tuscan”. So, a legendary wine was born.
The story of Tignanello led many others winemakers of Tuscany to imitate the Marquis and therefore the Italian wine legislation followed the trend by creating relevant laws. So, a new category of superior quality wines was born: Super Tuscans that they have been the catalyst for an entire wine country, where pluralism is the key word.
In 2007, bearing in mind the story of Super Tuscans and after successful experimentations and micro-vinifications with Syrah grape, we decided to create GAIA S, a blend of Agiorgitiko (70%) and Syrah (30%). You can interpret S whichever way you like; S for Syrah or S for Super Nemea.
The grapes are cultivated in our plots on the hillsides of Koutsi in Nemea. GAIA S ages for 12 months in 225lt French oak barrels from Nevers and Allier forests and it is bottled without undergoing any filtering or additional procedures. After bottling, it sits for 5 months before its release on the market.
GAIA S is a particularly deep red- black wine with intense aromas and flavours and rich and generous mouth. Syrah enhances the structure and the aromatic profile of the wine by adding complexity. It is a wine that under proper cellar conditions can age for more than a decade.