Monday, August 2, 2010

Gaia Notios Red'06, Nemea, Greece

A dry easy-drinking red wine from southern Greece made from the indigenous Agiogitiko grape. "Notios" means "the southerner".

Technical Data: 100% Agiorgitiko grape, indigenous to Greece.

Description: Bright tawny color. Quite an intense nose with aromas of red and black fruits followed up by spiciness and wood notes. A soft and velvety dry red wine loaded with, upfront, plum and blackberry flavors and backed up by leather, black pepper, oak and smokiness. Silky smooth tannins for a well balanced wine with a long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service: This wine will accompany perfectly medium to high intensity dishes.

Score: 8/10.

Ageing Potential: Up to 5 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $14.99

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