Consignment Wines

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**** drink now
Gai’a Wines Agiorgitiko 2008
Nemea, Greece $19.00 13.7% alcohol
This Agiorgitiko a.k.a. St. George, is one of the best-known local varieties delivering a well-balanced and fruit-driven red. This delivers aromas and complex flavours of spiced black plum, tangy red field berry and succulent black cherry. It’s mid weight, nicely textured sporting a lengthy balanced finish of berry fruit and black plum. There’s good structure from soft fine-grained tannin, plus a lip-smacking aftertaste. Order by the case of 6 for home or office delivery from The Small Winemakers Collection or from Rob Elvy at 613.530.0575. (Vic Harradine)

***** drink or cellar
Gai’a Wines ‘S’ 2007
Nemea, Greece $28.00 13.5% alcohol

This red blend—70% Agiorgitiko / 30% Syrah—jumps from the glass with aromas of black pepper, savoury spice and herb and ripe bramble berry. There’s great purity of complex fruit flavour—spicy black currant, black cherry and ripe boysenberry—that washes in waves over the palate and through the endless balanced spice-infused aftertaste. The 12 months in new small French barrique has been seamlessly integrated. It’s medium bodied, nicely textured and punches well above the price. Order by the case of 6 for home or office delivery from The Small Winemakers Collection or from Rob Elvy at 613.530.0575. (Vic Harradine)

****1/2 drink or cellar
Gai’a Wines ‘Estate’ 2006
Nemea, Greece $39.00 13.8% alcohol
Their flagship wine, this is elegant and structured with good complexity. 100% Agiorgitiko, this saw 30 days extraction in seasoned oak vats then 12 – 14 months in predominantly French oak barrique. On the nose there is a savoury spice, dark berry fruit and mineral bouquet. Complex flavours blossom on the palate with black currant and spiced black plum to the fore. It’s medium-bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel and lingering fruity cherry/berry finish. The oak is well integrated and the tannins supple and smooth. Order by the case of 6 for home or office delivery from The Small Winemakers Collection or from Rob Elvy at 613.530.0575. (Vic Harradine)