Gaia Retsina Traditional 750 ml
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Retsina has been the traditional wine of Greece since ancient times. It has its own unique style due to the addition of a quantity of resin from the pine tree "Pinus Halepensis" during fermentation. Therefore, European wine legislation has recognized it as a "traditional appellation" wine that can only be produced in Greece. Although in the past Retsina has been associated with bad oxidized and resin-exaggerated wines that many tourists have experienced during their holidays in Greece, today Retsina is a completely different delicate taste experience. Gaia decided to create a "new wave" or style around Retsina, RITINITIS NOBILIS, to redefine and reposition the quality context of their traditional wine.
Gaia produces RITINITIS NOBILIS using modern winemaking technology and by adding a very carefully calculated amount of pine resin as fermenting "must" from selected grapes of the Roditis variety growing on the hills around Corinth in the Peloponnese. The result is an elegant and refreshing wine with a perfect balance between pine and grapes. RITINITIS NOBILIS is a lovely partner for Greek "mezedes" and Spanish tapas and is best enjoyed at approx. 8º-10ºC.