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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  • 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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    Wine review by mark


  • 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


  • Monemvasios 2006

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    This wine was absolutely superb! Had it at an award winning Greek restaurant and loved it! Read More

    Wine review by majedama


  • Domaine Skouras Saint George Nemea Agiorgitiko Peloponissos 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by eddyderuwe


  • St. George Dry Botanivore Gin NV

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    One of the few domestic gins without any hint of anise or licorice. Light, fluffy, green and planty with a balance of juniper. Refreshing and wonderful, must try for any gin enthusiast. Read More

    Wine review by abellenz


  • Lafazanis St. George Red 2005

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    Wine review by Weege


  • Lafazanis St. George Red 2005

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    very smooth pleasant flavours, no raspy acid finish and can be drunk with or without a medium T Bone. Read More

    Wine review by Weege


  • Working for an import company, bringing in Greek Wines, a big struggle I have come by when trying to sell it, is the lack of education and knowledge out there. Don't get me wrong, I love taking the time to educate people on them, but I wonder how many wine buffs out there really know about them or have tried them.I am curious to find out how man... Read More

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