WINE SCHOOL 29 June 2015 - 5 July 2015

REGION: Greece > Peloponnese


GRAPE: Agiorgitiko

Native to Neméa in the Greek Peloponnese, Agiorgitiko is something of an enigma. It can make soft, quaffable Taverna-friendly jug-fillers, sweet wines, elegant rosés and dark, brooding powerhouse reds.

Neméa wines are made from 100% Agiorgitiko. Elsewhere the grape is usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or the other key red grape native to Greece - Xynomavro.

The grape possesses good colour and tannins but can be lacking in acidity. Higher altitude vineyards tend to be more successful in growing grapes with sufficient acidity for age-worthy wines, resulting in satisfying wines with aromas of plum, raisin, spice and liquorice.

Synonyms: Aghiorghitiko, Mavro Nemeas, St. George

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