Agiorgitiko

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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  • 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

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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


  • 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


  • Nasiakos Peloponnese Agiorgitiko 2007

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    Earthy and floral on the nose with some VA supporting a sort of artificial floral tone that brings back memories of big brooms and that weird green dust in High School. Theres a nice sweet base of reds fruit here as well along with a rubbery edge and some gentle spice notes, almost a like Provencal like. Theres good acidity here but the wine sti... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elios Mediterranean Red 2009

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    40% Agiorgitiko, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% SyrahA bit flat on the nose with faint notes of smoky basil stems and old wood supporting slightly tarry black cherry fruit. Soft, round and fruity on entry, this gains some definition in the mouth as the integrated acidity becomes more obvious and the gentle tannins kick in. Theres some pleasant blac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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


  • 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


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