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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  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2007

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    This is a great introduction to Agiorgitiko. It's classically styled with soft acids but not too chunky allowing the red berry fruits to take center stage. It's got some snap to it so don't think this is flabby and it offers up some toasty notes and a hint of underbrush on both the nose and the palate. This could use some more length and elegan... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Skoras St George 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by panagis


  • Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea Nótios 2007

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    quirky smooth velvety, deep ruby bright berries on top, slate minerals below. Leather and plum. Read More

    Wine review by ibex


  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2006

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    I bought this particular wine from a local wine shop by my work after hearing delicious details about it. It's smooth, and addictive. Read More

    Wine review by huyslogic


  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by huyslogic


  • Kouros Agiorgitiko 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by smstacey


  • Skouras Agiorgitiko Nemea Saint George 2005

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    On of the most prominent greek varieties (commonly called Nemea) by a remarkable winery with great labels. Read More

    Wine review by yorgos


  • My wife and I are headed to the Greek Islands for two weeks in June. We're looking for a heads up of some good wines to try while we're there. Any suggestions? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines in Greece?


  • Skouras Agiorgitiko Nemea Saint George 2005

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    I bought a 2001 bottle in Greece, and it is consistently the one I compare all bottles to. I LOVE it! Read More

    Wine review by court10dull


  • Haggipavlu Agiorgitiko Nemea 2009

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    Smooth, mellow, medium-bodied red, something like a Rioja. Great with the Greek meats and cheeses we were eating. Read More

    Wine review by icenined


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