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THALASSITIS is produced from Santorini’s indigenous white grape variety, Assyrtiko. Perhaps, it is the only variety in the Mediterranean that manages to combine full maturity of grapes with considerably high acidity, despite the specific climatic conditions of the island. This fact is an essential factor for accomplishing flavor balance in dry white wines. The particularly low-yield, combined with the terroir and the variety results an exuberant and nervous wine with a strong personality. Enjoy it at 10°C with seafood, fish, shellfish or even lamb stewed in lemon sauce, generally with flavors of moderate intensity, where salt, sour or oil predominate.
  • Net Weight
    750ml
  • Gross Weight
    1.35kg
  • Width
    7cm
  • Depth
    7cm
  • Height
    31.5cm
Product History
Most of the Greek white grape varieties have roots that are lost in the mists of time. They give us wines that are easily identified by the distinctive elegant aromas of citrus blossoms and ripe yellow fruit, such as lemon, lime or Peach and yellow apple. The level of fruitiness that you taste in a wine leads to very different growing regions.
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The history of the island of Santorini has not been determined by wars, pirates, conquerors and looting, but by the island’s active volcano. Santorini was first inhabited in 3000 BC by the Phoenicians, and it was called "Strongyli" - due to its round shape. In 1450 BC, a violent volcanic eruption completely destroyed the island of Santorini, and this beautiful Cycladic Island remained uninhabited until the 12th century, when the Lacedaemonians arrived to the island, and a new culture began to flourish. After that, we have the Byzantine era, the island's occupation by the Venetians in 1204, and the renaming of Santorini after the name of the church of Agia Irini (Saint Irene). In 1579, Santorini was annexed by the Ottoman Empire and it prospered in shipping and commercial activity. In 1830 it became part of the New Greek state, while in 1956, another, very powerful earthquake, shook the island and caused massive destruction.

The fascinating landscape of Santorini bears witness to the history of the island - the Caldera volcanic landscape, black sandy beaches, deeply embossed rocks, cliffs and archaeological sites. What one shouldn’t neglect to mention, are the so-called, ‘captains houses’, the traditional houses built in caves, and the much admired cycladic architecture, the vineyards and last but not least, the beautifully terraced gardens.

Santorini is an island that is interwoven with Greek cuisine art. It couldn’t have been otherwise: The catastrophic volcanic eruption on the island in the second millennium BC proved a blessing in disguise. Devastating as it may have been, it left behind volcanic ash soil which proved a bonanza for winegrowing and vegetable farming. In combination with the island’s meager rainfall, gusts of winds, and soaring morning temperatures, that soil has made Santorini the proud producer of flavorful vegetables that are unique to the island and grapes that yield superb, aromatic wines. The island’s top product is Santorini fava, a legume that gives a delicious, split-pea purée. In Santorini, fava has excelled itself to the point that it is now a PDO product while the island’s extraordinary cherry tomatoes are proudly waiting in line for their own PDO label. Other special Santorini products are capers and caper leaves. Taking creative advantage of the island’s outstanding products, local restaurants in Santorini have turned the island into a culinary wonderland looked upon as a model by the rest of the Greek regions.

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Assyrtiko «Thalassitis» P.D.O Santorini "Gaia Wines" Dry White Wine 750ml

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Product code: 006093 Gross Weight 1.35kg
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100% Assyrtiko. The particularly low-yield combined with the terroir and the variety results an exuberant wine with a strong personality.
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