Cards of Wine

Agiorgitiko (Greece)

Agiorgitiko is the most planted red wine grape in Greece.

Agiorgitiko (St George's Grape) is probably named after a chapel near Nemea.

The best Agiorgitiko wines are the full-bodied reds from Nemea.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Licorice
Licorice
Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
Pepper
Spices
Spices

Oak added Flavors

Oak
Oak
Coffee
Coffee
Leather
Leather
Chocolate
Chocolate

Black Fruit flavors are typical for Agiorgitiko, with hints of Licorice, Herbs and Spices.

Profile

Agiorgitiko tends to be full Bodied with high Tannins and high Acidity:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Rich Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger

Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Rabbit
Rabbit
Deer
Deer

Agiorgitiko needs rich food to match the rich tannins.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tomato Sauces. Rich Pizza.
Rich Meat. Barbecue. Hamburger.
Smoked Pork. Lamb Roast.
Lamb Stew. Rabbit Stew.
Chili con Carne. Roasted Mushrooms.

Greece Specialities:
Stifatho. (Veal Stew with Onions).
Baked vegetables.

If You Like Agiorgitiko

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

Cards of Wine is an independent web site. Help us to be better.

Contact: cardsofwine@gmail.com