Gaia Agiorgitiko

Struggling to pronounce this one? That's definitely not a reason to avoid this lovely, medium bodied, slightly spicy, soft-tannin, too-easy to drink red from one of the world's oldest countries. The Greeks like this grape so much, it's their most widely planted red/black variety, and this one comes from the high quality vineyards of Nemea, Agioritiko's most famous growing area. Still want to figure out how to pronounce it? Try this. AH-yee-ohr-YEE-tee-KOH.

Greece is a fascinating part of the world for fine wine, and there’s just so much to explore. The history of wine in Greece is literally ancient, but the modern Greek wine industry is only just truly blossoming. The current generation of winemakers draws on both the legacy of Greek indigenous grape varieties, and the knowledge and experience earned from studying and making wine in the world’s classic wine regions. “Agiorgitiko” translates to “St. George.” Deeply coloured, firmly structured, incredibly age-worthy, slightly spicy, richly fruited and just plain easy to enjoy. This one has the added complexity and structure that comes from well-incorportated toasty oak. If you’re feeling a bit dragon-like, perhaps this 100% Agiorgitiko made by one of the most exciting young wineries in the Peleponnese’s Nemea region will soothe your tortured tongue.

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About This Wine

Type
Red
Soils
High Altitude. Shallow clay over limestone
Vegan
Yes
Closure
Cork
Alcohol
14%
Pairing
Roast lamb or grilled pork, roast veggies, char-grilled eggplant, or spicy Mediterranean-influenced dishes