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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  • Nuits St. Georges

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  • Greece

    Wine has been a part of Greek culture for at least 4,000 years. Of course, the “worship” of the...

  • Peloponnisos

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  • Peloponnese

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  • Hercules Agiorgitiko Regional of Peloponnese 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • St. George Winery Zinfandel 2007


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    Wine review by jjknight38

  • So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More

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  • Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko Nemea Erasmios 2007


    Translucent, a tad murky, color. Slight vegetative nose. Quite light bodied. Quite tart. Some earthiness. If you're looking for fruit this ain't it. Nothing really off-putting, but nothing to write home about, either. US$11.99. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Sigalas Niambelo Red 2004


    Strong tannin and oak smell on the nose very similar to a Tempranillo. Slight strawberry and cherry profile. Very dry with boastful oak - light bodied and watery. Slightly overpowered by dry acidity but a delightful finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Our company is called Sonata Wine, and we import wine from all over Greece to the United States. Our company's mission is to educate the American wine community about the incredible complexity of the Greek wine world, and why the wines being produced there are a story that must be told.  Though Greek wines have sometimes been negatively sti... Read More

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  • Haggipavlu Agiorgitiko Nemea 2006


    - The nose reminds me of plastic, but is still intriguing. - Medium body - I'd serve this as a table wine - I tried it at Dafni Greek Taverna in Times Square, NYC. It paired well with spanakopita and Greek salad. If you're in NYC and want to try this wine, definitely try it at Dafni: Read More

    Wine review by ericaswallow

  • Domaine Skouras Saint George Red Agiorgitiko Peloponissos Nemea 2007


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    Wine review by elledakey

  • Skouras Agiorgitiko Nemea Saint George 2005


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    Wine review by amsterdamexpat

  • Palivou Estate Nemea Reserve 2005


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    Wine review by phalkias

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