In The Papers: Greece and Gaia Wines

Another week, another feature on Greek wines in the mainstream press.

This time it’s Jane Macquitty’s turn to shout about Greece and its fabulous wines to her Saturday Times readers.

Under the banner ‘The Great Greek Wine Revolution’ she describes how far Greek wine has come in the past 30 years, thanks in no small part to Hallgarten’s very own Steve Daniel.

She raves about the “exceptionally good and characterful Greek whites made from the Assyrtiko grape” and the country’s “unusual reds”, notably the “easy-drinking, plum and cherry-charged Agiorgitiko grape”.

These are wines for “experimental younger drinkers seeking new wines and flavours”, she adds.

Gaia’s Assyrtiko, 2015 receives particular attention. “Assyrtiko is the star Greek white so try the sublime, steely, smoky 2015 Hatzidakis, Santorini. Even finer is Gaia’s gorgeous, minerals and lemon twist of a 2015 Wild Ferment Assyrtiko.”

Read the full article here (paywall protected).

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