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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  • Palivou Estate Nemea Reserve 2004

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    Wine review by phalkias


  • Palivou Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea 2006

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  • Estate Papaioannou Agiorgitiko Nemea 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • There's to many topics in here, and I didint have the energy to find out if anyone have already written about this. I would like to know, what kind of redwine would you suggest to drink with some different cheeses and grapes? What would be THE BEST?  Read More

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  •  Hi to all of you.I live in Tripolis, Central Peloponnesus. South Greece, South Eastern Europe.I have been involved with viticulture and wine making, since 1995, growing and producing wines.I want to express some ideas, being modest and without wishing to offend anyone.Finding the “snooth” site, I have realized that we are speaking for dry farmi... Read More

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  • Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea 14-18h 2009

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    I first tried this at the fabulous Zaitinya in Washington, D.C. A friend and I stopped in for a late lunch on a sweltering day. This is a perfect summer wine. Tart, dry, very refreshing yet with a definite presence of red fruit. It went beautifully with stuffed grape leaves and a lamb kebab. A great value at the price, too! Read More

    Wine review by maskedkat


  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2007

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    Wine review by sabuglione


  • The Tetramythos vineyards lie on steep slopes of Mount Helmos, on the most ... ... Black of Kalavryta and Agiorgitiko at the end of May. The exception is the Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged in oak barrels and is released after 2 ½ to 3 years.In addition, Tetramythos also produces two bag-in-box wines that are mostly sold to the local taver... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Tetramythos


  • Palivou Estate Nemea Reserve 2005

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    Wine review by TE6083


  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2007

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