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Agiorgitiko

Agiorgitiko is a classic Greek red grape variety known for its deep red colour, intense aromas and full-bodied taste. It is grown in Peloponnese, where it is used to make a range of light- to full-bodied dry and sweet wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Agiorgitiko's thick-skinned berries create a deep red colour in the finished wines. Its aromas are reminiscent of red fruit and spices, while its taste profile usually has tannic structure, medium acidity and pronounced flavours of plum, raspberry, clove and black pepper.

Fresh Agiorgitiko grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Agiorgitiko is mainly grown in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese, though it has been planted in other parts of Greece such as Attica, Euboea and the Cyclades islands. Agiorgitiko is a vigorous and low-yielding variety, and it is generally planted in rocky, clay-limestone soils. It is typically harvested in late September or early October and requires careful winemaking techniques to ensure the best expression of its aromas and flavours. In Nemea, Agiorgitiko is used to make dry, full-bodied red wines that are characterised by their intense aromas of red fruit and spice. In other regions, it is used to make lighter-bodied, more approachable wines with delicate aromas and flavours. Agiorgitiko's full-bodied character and robust aromas and flavours make it a great match for food. It pairs particularly well with grilled meat, game and aged cheese.

Foods to pair with Agiorgitiko:

Smoky
Game
Sausage
Fun Fact about Agiorgitiko
Agiorgitiko is known as the "Blood of Hercules" due to its deep red colour and its association with the mythical Greek hero.

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Gaía Agiorgitiko by Gaia is a captivating red wine that showcases the best of the Agiorgitiko grape variety. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine hails from a prestigious appellation, known for its exceptional viticultural conditions. The vineyards where the grapes are grown boast unique features, such as ideal sun exposure and well-drained soils, which contribute to the wine's distinct character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by a meticulous fermentation and aging process. The result is a wine that exudes elegance and finesse, with a rich and velvety texture. Gaía Agiorgitiko is a true expression of the grape's potential, offering a delightful balance of fruitiness and complexity.
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Skouras Megas Oenos is a rich and complex Greek red wine crafted from the indigenous Agiorgitiko grape. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, underpinned by sweet spice and herbaceous notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied and structured, with an elegant texture, ripe and supple tannins, and a long finish with hints of licorice, cinnamon, and clove. Overall, it is a well-balanced and complex wine that pairs well with grilled meats, robust cheeses, and heartier vegetable dishes.
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