One of the most popular Greek red varietals, agiorgitiko is dominated by red fruit, a plummy profile and medium acidity, and soft tannins. It is easy to confuse it with Merlot. The best expressions are in the area of Nemea in the Peloponesse region. But be for-warned, Agiorgitiko is a chameleon. When young,and produced with grapes in the valley, it has a Beaujolais demeanor (lighter color, fruit forward). If the grapes come from the surrounding hills and mountains (2,000-4,000 feet), from low yielding, non irrigated vineyards, the resulting wines are higher in alcohol (13.5% plus), denser with dark fruit, heavier tannins, and more complex; at this point they remind us of a right bank Bordeaux (Merlot), with some Cabernet Sauvignon added. Some styles, can also be compared to Zinfandel (but with lower alcohol).
From the area of Central Peloponnese here is a nice example of a Greek varietal blended with a well known French one. Agiorgitiko and Syrah come to...View full details
This lovely Nemea wine retains a dark red color and a fruity nose (berries and cherries). The mouth feel is full, while the moderate acidity is wel...View full details
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A lovely blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Agiorgitiko. This is a fruit forward wine with cherry and plum, followed by vanilla and tobacco. It sp...View full details
A beautiful blend of Syrah (60%) and Agiorgitiko, it was aged for 12 months in French oak. Deep red in color, this beauty is all about dark fruit, ...View full details
From the area of Nemea in the Peloponnese come this well structured red wine made with the Agiorgitiko grape. It is aged 12 months in French oak. I...View full details
Agiorgitiko from the region of Nemea, this has a deep red color and a red fruit nose (plums, cherries). The moderate acidity is balanced by well in...View full details