For the past few years I have been returning to Santorini over Labor Day weekend to participate in an experiment with Yiannis of GAIA Wines to see what (if any) are the effects of aging wine under the sea for a period of five years. This year the 2010 Thalassitis was surfaced and the end result was very surprising, yet again! The wine was smoky and very "closed" for a long time - we ended up decanting it for a few hours and going back to revisit it to see how it opened up. We were not sure if it was the function of the vintage or what caused it to be so closed for so long.....
Here you will find the link to the video that shows how we surfaced the wine. https://youtu.be/1PDs1mL7TG0
Unfortunately these bottles will not be making it to the US - the FDA has banned shipments of wines aged underwater for fear of "contamination" by outside elements.... If this ever changes in the future you know we'll be the first to hop on board and bring it in! For now, the winery will be selling these bottles in Europe - check in with their Facebook page for more info.
In the meantime, enjoy the video!