Gaia Amphora Kydonitsa Ligas (Orange Wine) 2020

Gaia Amphora Kydonitsa
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All occasions

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Funky, Wild, Rich

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Gaia Amphora Kydonitsa Ligas ( Orange Wine)natural wine from Greece, rich, complex, unique, low in sulphur, stunning flavours. The Gaia stands alone as the Ligas range’s top wine, there is depth due to the unique flavours of the Kydonitsa variety but also the skin contact and then on top, there is a sublime level of freshness and finesse which makes this complex wine stunning to drink. Notes of pine, herbs, fresh fruits, dried stones fruits like apricot and fresh white peach, a medicinal balsamic character tickles the nose and the length of finish is amazing. For orange wines fanatics along with other top producers of the style, like Radikon, Skerk, and the Pinot Gris from Beru, this wine is a must.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Ktima Ligas
Country Greece
Region Pella
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Kydonitsa
Terroir loamy, sand
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation 1 year in small barrels
Total Sulphur 35 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Beautiful now but will develop nicely over the next 5 years.

Since ancient times, the region of Pella, situated in northern Greece, not far from the border with Macedonia was associated with wine making and described as the mother of wine, where vines abound.

Jason Ligas and his Sister Meli continue the work of their Father Thomas and have succeeded in turning the normally dull Roditis grape into something very special.  Thomas Ligas converted to natural farming in the 80s after following the ideas set out by renowned Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008).  Fukuoka's approach to agriculture was called, ‘do nothing'.  He was a Japanese researcher in plant pathology who subsequently became an experimental farmer and promoter of natural farming.  His philosophy has also been described as ‘Steiner without cow horns’ 

Thomas Ligas followed Fukuoka's teachings.  By reducing the yield of his grapes through natural farming, he was able to express the terroir and show the grapes potential.  The soils are loamy-sand with very good drainage.  The natural environment is expressed in Ligas' stunningly fresh and complex white wines.  The reds are pretty rare and only made in good years but are also wines to be savoured. The wines all carry a unique personality and expressive aroma which we have come to call 'The Ligas Nose!'

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Gaia Amphora Kydonitsa Ligas (Orange Wine) 2020