Beginning of 2007, Koutsi Nemea. GAIA introduces GAIA S, a new creation that combines the much-loved indigenous Agiorgitiko grape with the French Syrah. You can interpret S whichever way you prefer; S for Syrah but also S for Super Nemea.
Age of the Vines: 20-45 years
Harvest: 100% manually with intensive selection in 20kg boxes.
Soil: Marl and limestone
The grapes come from GAIA’s private vineyard at upland Koutsi, in Nemea. GAIA S ages for 12 months in 225 lit. French oak barrels coming from the Nevers & Allier forests in central France. When bottled, without undergoing any filtering or additional procedures, it matures for at least five months before being released to the market.
Serving temperature: best served at 16o-18oC . Pour in a Decanter half an hour before serving.
2014 vintage, Jancis Robinson, MW Julia Harding, 16.5+ points