Peloponnisos Wine

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Wine has been a part of Peloponnese culture in Greece for thousands of years. The first written reference comes from Homer, who referred to the region as “Apeloessa,” “full of vines.” It has managed to survive centuries of war and occupation, even Phylloxera. The only real threat to wine production came in the early 20th century, when the export market for local currants briefly overtook grape cultivation. After World War II, wine once again became an important industry. This is a region where old and new wine methods meet. 
 
Nemea is considered one of the most important regions on the mainland. This is where the red Agiorghitiko shines, producing wines of deep color, layered complexity and rounded flavors. The Nemea appellation is 100% Agiorghitiko. This grape is also important around the town of Argos, in Argolida. Styles of Agiorghitiko wine range from medium-bodied and fruity to full-bodied, with more oak influence and longer ageing. 
 
The steep elevations of Mantinia produce high quality wines from the red Moschofilero grape. The Mantinia appellation is at least 85% Moschofilero with small percentages of Asproudes. This subregion also produces aromatic white wines from Muscat and Gewürztraminer. 
 
Patras, within the Achaia subregion produces four appellations: Patra, is made from the dry white Roditis grape. The other prevalent wines are sweet, the white dessert wines Moschato Patron and Moschato Rio and the fortified red Mavrodaphne from the Mavrodaphne and Korinthiaki varietals. 
 
Eleia and Egio are the most modern subregions, with Italian and French influences in viticulture and grape selection. In Eleia, the red Refosco (here sometimes referred to as Rifosco Merkouris) is the dominant varietal, with Avgoustiatis and the international grape Mourvedre. Whites are a mix of Ribolla Gialla, Roditis and Viognier. In Egio, a mix of Greek varietals and international ones, such as Riesling and Chardonnay have Read more »

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  • Agiorgitiko

    The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that o...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Mercouri Estate

    The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese,near the village of Korakochori, 2 k...

  • Gaia Estate

    Gaia Estate was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and Y...

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  • Kouros Nemea 2010

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    Wine review by jwgwine


  • Kouros Agiorgitiko 2007

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    Interesting Greek wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape. Nothing special but different. Somewhat light and thin in body, raspberry, red cherry, medium+ acidity and a fairly short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Erasmios Moschofilero 2012

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    Very pleasant Greek white. Reminds me of a good Italian pinot grigio, light and crisp with some floral notes and subtle citrus flavors. Lemon and green apple with a touch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Nasiakos Agiorgitiko Peloponnese 2008

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    A little funky and wild on the nose with tart red cherry fruit frame with a bit of tar, hints of pine and a meaty, chalky grey earth core. Medium bodied on entry and both rather rich and rather fruity that the funky, earthy gamey notes emerge quickly on the palate adding a little bitterness to the fruit profile. theres plenty of acidity here to ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Estate Parparoussis Nemea Reserve 2005

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    Subtle and earthy on the nose with a hint of cigar wrapper and sweet herbs tied to a dusty base of slightly mushroomy and minerally plummy fruit all topped with a hint of sweet cedary oak. Opulent and broad in the mouth, though with fine acidity and good transparency on the midpalate. this is on the more decisive end of the texture spectrum with... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Skouras Red Blend Megas Oenos 2008

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    Wine review by tuzlukov


  • Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Gaia Estate 2010

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    Strangely metallic taste. Didn't like it at all. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Boutari Moschofilero 2011

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    Super floral and fruity with notes of lemon and lime, this is quite muscatty. A bit soft, though nicely broad and easy in the mouth with simple candy citrus flavors that are framed with a faint herbal tint and supported by late arriving acidity. This finishes very quickly. 82pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Nasiakos Greece Mantinia Dry White 2011

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    Pithy and tart on the nose with some green fruit, kiwi notes that are reminiscent of sauvignon blanc and a developing herbal edge to the candied lime fruit that makes it an even closer approximation. Really bright acids on entry makes this absolutely tingle with citrus fruits, though there seems to be a touch of sugar here helping to buffer acid... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Nasiakos Mantinia White 2011

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    Pithy and tart on the nose with some green fruit, kiwi notes that are reminiscent of sauvignon blanc and a developing herbal edge to the candied lime fruit that makes it an even closer approximation. Really bright acids on entry makes this absolutely tingle with citrus fruits, though there seems to be a touch of sugar here helping to buffer acid... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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