The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that occurs in November (around harvest time.) It may also refer to Saint George's Chapel in Nemea, Greece. Genetic tests have led scientists to believe that the grape is native to Greece. The wines made with Agiorgitiko in the Greek wine region of Nemea are nicknamed the "Blood of Hercules".
The wines created with the Agiorgitiko grape are known for their incrediby deep, plum-like purple color. This is true no matter where the grapes are grown. However, wines made with Agiorgitiko can taste very different depending on where the Agiorgitiko grapes are grown: when grapes are grown on hillside slopes, the wines tend to have high acidity and express sweet but strong spicy notes and red fruits. Grapes grown in warmer areas tend to be extremely jammy with big bright red and purple fruits on the palate. The large variations in Agiorgitiko grape quality from Read more »

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  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2007


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    Wine review by jillpickle

  • Wel, it didn't take you long to find a Greek wine, Al.  Did you get it ... My single experience with Agiorgitiko, some years ago, was enjoyable.  As you might gather, I did not find it to be revelatory, and, so, I am not scouring the local retail stores or the internet for more.Your comment, "I was expecting it to not be as dry as it is, based ... Read More

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  • Greek wine tonight.  This 2013 Agiorgitiko Mountain Fish dry red wine is actually decent.  I was expecting it to not be as dry as it is, based on the alcohol content of 13.5%.  Hell if I know what we will pair this with tonight when my sweetie pie comes home from work to make dinner.  I'm hoping for pasta and some sausage I might grill.  We'll see. Read More

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  • It's been said that Greeks are the biggest fans of Greek wine and that the ... has a trio of red varietals: Agiorgitiko, Limnio and Xinomavro. He described the wines with a variety of terms: full-bodies, smooth, herbaceous and savory.  “There are also plantings of French varieties like Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot,” he wrote. Lyons ... Read More

    From the article Greek Means Good: WSJ Reporter Hails Ancient Country's Wines

  • Greece is a small country, roughly the size of Alabama. It has more than 2000 ... grape varieties. Some like Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko, Moschofilero or Xinomavro are no stranger to anyone with an interest for Greek wine. There are many more that few have ever heard of. Several of those are only grown in very limited areas, sometimes only in a sin... Read More

    From the article Let's Get Geeky: Obscure Greek Wine Grapes

  • Wow, that's a lot of replies in a short amount of time.  Let me start ... a zin / cab blend, a Greek agiorgitiko, a chardonnay and a riesling; here are the bottles:  Domaine Serene 2011 Chardonnay 'Clos du Soleil', Peter Lehmann 2010 'Portrait' Shiraz Barossa, Coastline 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Paso Robles, Mirassou 2011 'Sunset Re... Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

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  • Kouros Nemea 2010


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    Wine review by jwgwine

  • Kouros Agiorgitiko 2007


    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

  • So you want to get geeky? The Jura’s hot today, and so is Sherry, but if ... be satisfied by the Limnio, Agiorgitiko, Mavrotragano and Xinomavro yet your friends and family won’t be completely freaked out by the wines themselves. It’s time to generalize folks so hold on. I think for most people, myself included, saying Greek red wine is about ... Read More

    From the article G(r)eek Reds

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