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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  • St. George Spirits White Blend California Absinthe Verte

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    Another really nice American Absinthe. The price of 79 dollars I saw here is outdated. It can be had much cheaper now. Read More

    Wine review by brucealti


  • Estate Papaioannou Agiorgitiko Nemea 2009

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    Decent value at just over EUR 7. Light with distinctive cherry and woody notes, but a slightly cloying sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by mankosova


  • Skouras Saint George Nemea Aghiorghitiko 2010

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    Beautiful purple-red that's just light enough to see through. Stick your nose in it and there's this wonderful cherry, very light tobacco (which is a descriptive I hate to use,because it doesn't sound good to me) and a hint of chocolate (or maybe I just want to smell that). Now taste... Very vibrant, sexy, yes sexy, red wine. Now, I don't t... Read More

    Wine review by zinful71


  • For two weeks (June 8 – 22), New York’s top restaurants and ... ... ... Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro (extra points if you can pronounce them – hint: the ‘g’ sounds like a ‘y’). You can learn more about them and Greece at www.newwinesofgreece.com Read More

    From the article Wines of Greece


  • Hercules Agiorgitiko Regional of Peloponnese 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • St. George Winery Zinfandel 2007

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    No written review

    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

    Forum post in the topic Wine of the year?


  • Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko Nemea Erasmios 2007

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    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

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    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

    Forum post in the topic Greek Wine


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