Agiorgitiko is an ancient Greek grape variety mostly planted in Nemea, named for the small St George’s Church found within the boundaries of the appellation: Agiorgitiko translates as “St George’s grape“. A wide range of styles are made from this red grape variety, from lighter, fruitier wines to rich, age-worthy examples such as this. The label references the ‘Lion of Nemea’; a creature of Greek legend, killed by Heracles. A classical red fermentation occurred with ten days of extraction. Then, the wine is aged for one year in oak barrel.
Tasting Note: Ripe plum and forest fruits, concentrated yet graceful with complex spiced nuances, coffee bean and leather with fine tannic structure bringing balance to the dark fruit.