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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SEMELI MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE 2017
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SEMELI MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE 2017

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This all Agiorgitiko rose is a good example of the versatility of one of Greece's signature red grapes. Dark pink in color, this is a flamboyant ro...

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MOUNTAIN SUN AGIORGITIKO/SYRAH 2016
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MOUNTAIN SUN AGIORGITIKO/SYRAH 2016

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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...

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