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Red Wine / Greece / Peloponnese / 14 % vol / 100% Agiorgitiko

LION AGIORGITIKO 2018 - GIANNIKOS WINERY

0,75 L Red Wine / Greece / Peloponnese / 14 % vol / 100% Agiorgitiko

EU organic farming
A Greek marvel to discover urgently, a model of complexity from the local elite.
The Agiorgitiko, a grape variety of the Peloponnese appellation, produces very large and full-bodied dry red wines. They are also nicknamed the "Blood of Hercules" because of their dark, almost opaque, colour. According to legend, Hercules floored the Nemean lion and its blood stained the vines, giving the Agiorgitiko this intense colour! The wine develops a nose of brilliant fruit that develops on dark chocolate notes and a slightly smoky character. On the palate, blackcurrant stands out in a sweet and very refreshing atmosphere. Fine tannins and a fresh but complex length!
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£ 19,78 Per unit
£ 16,20 x 2
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Smash-proof Packaging
£ 26,38 / L
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LION AGIORGITIKO 2018 - GIANNIKOS WINERY
  Vintage
2018
  Grape Variety
100% Agiorgitiko
  Bio
EU organic farming
  Character
Elegant and racy red wine
  Style
Spicy
  Service Temperature
14-17°C
  Service
Direct from bottle
  Storage instructions
To drink or to store in cellar
  To drink until
2026
  Food and wine matching
Aperitif, Deli meats, Red meat, White meat, Poultry, Mushroom, Barbecue, Cheese


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GIANNIKOS WINERY

The Giannikos family planted their first vines in 1896, the year Greece hosted the first Olympic Games of the modern era. The place: Mycenae, where Greek viticulture was born more than 4000 years ago. The ravages of World War II and Civil War combined with an epidemic of phylloxera prompted Nikolaos to abandon the family estate and emigrate to California in the Napa Valley. But nostalgia and motivation to rebuild the family estate with his son Michalis led him to return to Greece in 1970. In 1996, exactly 100 years after its founding, the estate was devastated by a destructive fire. Armed with courage and full of enthusiasm, Michalis decided to put the estate back on its feet but had to, for legislative reasons (ban on building on an archaeological site) abandon the family stronghold of Mycenae to settle in Corinth. Preserving the traditional Greek varieties (Roditis, Agiorgitiko, Malagouzia), Michalis enriches the estate with French varieties. In order to produce the best wines, he quickly made the choice of organic farming and kept the tradition of manual harvesting.

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£ 16,71 x 2
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