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Agiorgitiko: the red jewel of Greece, with its alluring flavors of ripe red fruits and soft tannins, capturing the essence of the ancient winemaking heritage of the Peloponnese
Varietal origin: Agiorgitiko, also known as St. George, is a red grape varietal that is native to Greece, specifically the Nemea region in the Peloponnese peninsula. It has a long history of cultivation in Greece and is considered one of the country's most important indigenous grape varietals.
Typical taste profiles: Agiorgitiko wines are known for their medium to full body, moderate acidity, and soft tannins. They exhibit flavors of ripe red fruits such as cherry, raspberry, and plum, with hints of spice and floral notes. Agiorgitiko wines can be approachable and easy-drinking, with a balance of fruitiness and complexity.
Regional styles: In the Nemea region of Greece, Agiorgitiko is used to produce a range of wine styles. Young Agiorgitiko wines are often unoaked, with bright fruit flavors and a fresh, lively character. As they age, Agiorgitiko wines can develop more complexity, with notes of dried fruit, earth, and tobacco. Some producers also use Agiorgitiko in blends with other grape varietals or age the wine in oak barrels to add additional depth and structure.