Agiorgitiko

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).

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Cyrus One
$29.50

Cyrus One

La Tour Melas

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...

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$29.50
Amethystos Rouge
$35.00

Amethystos Rouge

Domaine Costa Lazaridi

From Northern Greece comes this beautiful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Agiorgitiko. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Deep p...

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$35.00