Notios Red (Notios in Greek means the Southerner) is produced from selected Agiorgitiko grapes of exceptional maturity that are cultivated in low-yield, non-irrigated vineyards on the hills surrounding Nemea wine region.The careful winemaking in Gaia's modern winery results in a deeply coloured wine with refreshing acidity, velvety mouth feel and intense and persistent aromas of ripe red fruit with elegant notes of butter caramel. This is a wine that can be kept in the cellar for 2-3 years. Gaia Wines was founded in 1994 by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos (Agriculturalist and PhD in Enology from the University of Bordeaux II) and Leon Karatsalos (Agriculturalist). They own two modern wineries that are located in two of the most interesting and promising P.D.O. areas of Greece, Nemea in Peloponnese and Santorini. Gaia’s main aim is to present the potential of the indigenous Greek grape varieties in the wine enthusiasts worldwide. The company first emerged in the market in 1994 with the introduction of Thalassitis, a Santorini P.D.O. dry white wine that quickly rose to the top in the category of Greece’s finest new wines.
Tasting Note: A deeply coloured wine with refreshing acidity, velvety mouth feel and intense and persistent aromas of ripe red fruit with elegant notes of butter caramel.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 15.5/20
Agiorgitiko 85%, Syrah 15%