Gaïa 2021 AOC Vully (70cl)
Evoking the very essence of the nurturing earth, Gaïa is a celebration of Swiss viticulture, skillfully combining the grape varieties Gamaret, Garanoir, and Divico. Its deep ruby hue unveils an intoxicating bouquet of spices and red fruits, while its rich and creamy texture melts into an exquisite spicy finish. Served at the ideal temperature of 16 to 18°C, Gaïa is the ultimate expression of the bond between generous nature and the art of wine, promising an unforgettable tasting experience with every sip.
The harmony of the earth
Gaïa is a blend of Gamaret, Garanoir, and Divico, three grape varieties that have their origins in Switzerland. With its intense ruby hue, it offers a nose of spices and red fruits. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with a remarkable tannic presence. Its finish is marked by mild spices.
- Pepper steak
- Spicy dishes like chili con carne
- Roquefort cheese
- Beef stew
- Sausage and pepper pizza
Gaïa, as a red wine blend, should be served at a temperature that highlights the complexity of its aromas. A serving temperature of 16 to 18°C is ideal.
History of the grape varieties
Gamaret and Garanoir are two red grape varieties that were created in Switzerland in the 1970s. They are often blended together to produce fruity and spicy red wines.
Divico is a more recent red grape variety, also created in Switzerland. It is resistant to diseases and produces full-bodied and tannic red wines.
Why this whimsical name?
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the goddess of the Earth, considered the mother of all living beings. She was born from Chaos, the original state of the cosmos, and gave birth to Uranus (the Sky) and Pontus (the Sea). Gaia is often depicted as a woman emerging from the earth, symbolizing her fertility and generosity.
Bacchus, also known as Dionysus in Greek mythology, is the god of wine, vineyards, pleasures, and mild madness. He is the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. Bacchus is often depicted holding a bunch of grapes or a glass of wine, symbolizing his association with the vine and wine.
The parallel between Gaia and Bacchus is interesting because it highlights the close link between the earth and wine. Gaia, as the goddess of the Earth, provides the fertile soil and conditions necessary for the growth of vines. Bacchus, as the god of wine, represents the transformation of these grapes into wine. Together, they symbolize the vine’s life cycle, from the earth to the bottle.
By naming our wine “Gaïa,” we refer to these two essential aspects of viticulture: the earth that nourishes the vine and the wine that is the final product. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the link between nature and wine.
13,0 % Vol Alc
Garanoir, Gamay, Gamaret
Vin épicé, tannique, avec une belle structure
Grillade, viande rouge