Retsina "Ritinitis Nobilis" Peloponessos, Gai'a
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Retsina "Ritinitis Nobilis" Peloponessos, Gai'a - NV

Item # 17743 750mL
$15.99/ Single Bottle
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$191.88 $172.69/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Not your yiayia's Retsina, Gaia has produced an exquisite version of this traditional wine by seeping “tea bags” of pine resin in the must, which creates subtle aromas of mint and eucalyptus. A must-try with salty foods.


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Staff Pick Notes

One of the things I like the most about working with wines is that it gives me the chance to try wines from different parts of the world. I find that fascinating. At that moment, I allow my imagination to travel freely to those places where wine is made. My imagination was blown away when I tried this wine for the first time. I imagined myself sipping on this wine in front of a table full of friends, snacking on green olives, black olives, Feta cheese, and fresh roasted garlic bread, and dining on roasted lamb seasoned with rosemary. This wine talks to you about Greece and its wonderful people. Aromas and flavors of rosemary, mint, eucalyptus, and a salty finishing, which is just fascinating.

- MAC

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Roditis

A rosé colored grape used primarily to make the light white wines of Patra. Crisp and dry, with aromas of citrus and honeysuckle, this is a good grape to try in place of your daily Pinot Grigio. This varietal is frequently blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer to make richer, more full-bodied whites, and with Savatiano to make Retsina.

Retsina

This is Greek history in a bottle! For years, Greek winemakers used pine resin to seal their winebarrels, and thus the resultant white and rosé wines took on the distinctive flavor of pine. Nowadays the wine is produced by adding small amounts of Aleppo pine resin to the fermenting grape juice. Immensely popular as the perfect accompaniment to Greek meze (or appetizers), this completely unique...

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