It's not so long since people were considering that Southern Mediterranean wine region could not produce elegant, refreshing, aromatic wines with crisp acidity. Nevertheless, in Greece, during the last 20 years, there is a real revolution in the world of wine. The introduction of new technology and know-how created small miracles. Many new, high quality and exciting wines have been emerged, one of them is Notios (in Greek it means the Southerner) Notios White is produced from two pink-skin grape varieties of Greece that combine their virtues, Moschofilero and Roditis. Moschofilero from the mountainous vineyards of Arcadia wine region brings fruitiness and crisp acidity, while Roditis from the planes of upland Corinth provides elegance. 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: Excellent fruitiness and crisp acidity, while Roditis from the planes of upland Corinth provides elegance.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2014)