5.00€ (Glass 150ml) – 20.00€ (Bottle 750ml) – 11.00€ (Take Away)
Type: White, dry
Category: Traditional Appellation Retsina
Producer: Gaia Wines
Winery: Gaia Nemea Winery
Redefining Retsina wine in a new quality context, we have meticulously selected grapes of Roditis variety which grows on the hills surrounding Nemea, in Korinthos. Combining these low-yield grapes with state-of -art wine-making technology, and a carefully calculated quantity of resin from the Pinus Halepensis variety of pine tree, we have succeeded an ideal balance.
The result is new Retsina wine with a color of white yellow and green shades. A refreshing wine balanced perfectly between pine and grapes, its citrus expression coexisting with its aromatic pine resin on equal terms.
A wine that can harmonically accompany the adorable, beloved and far from typical Greek menu.
It consists of a shallow (70-80cm) clay layer that lies upon the lime mother soil with relatively neutral ph. Low organic content, like most of the limestone soils in Greece. On the slopes of the hills where most of the vineyards are located, the soils drain quite well but are exposed to erosion.
Cold and humid winters with low temperatures that rarely drop below the freezing point. Summers are warm, without excessively high temperatures and with few showers during June. Typically, a long autumn follows the summer. The warm September days with significantly colder nights and the dry conditions synthesize an ideal weather pattern for a good maturation. The total rain precipitations (600-700mm annually) occur mainly between October and March
Owned for 40 years in the semi-mountainous commune KOUTSI in NEMEA, at an altitude of 450-550 m with an intense slope # 15% & N-S.W direction. This vineyard is pruned very strictly in order to reduce its high fertile buds.
The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. Our winery in Koutsi is a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 350m below. Its capacity is 3,060 hectoliters while its production equipment and the high quality control systems offer to the oenologist every state-of-the-art instrument for a vertical production of high quality wines.