Agiorgitiko

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Agiorgitiko, also known as Aghiorgitiko and St George, most planted and admirably versatile Greek red grape variety native to Neméa in the Peloponnese, whose wines may be made from no other variety. It blends well with other varieties (notably with Cabernet Sauvignon grown many miles north in Metsovo) and can also produce good-quality rosé. The wine produced by Agiorgitiko is fruity but can lack acidity. Grapes grown on the higher vineyards of Neméa can yield long-lived reds. Virus-free clones are being developed.