Aivalis Nemea Agiorgitiko Single Vineyard 2017


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The grape, Agiorgitiko, is also known as "St George" because the villagers of Nemea found it grew well in the valley housing a chapel of that name. It's also called the "fruit of Dionysus" and it's dark, powerful, wines from Nemea are known as the "blood of Hercules." The valley is a bit like Napa in terrain, and the wine is pretty darn Napa-like, too. Rich and supple in texture, it's loaded with dark cherry and blackberry fruit with sweet oak spice and a dusting of cocoa. Stays velvety through a long, mouth-coating, finish where serious levels of spice come up and fine-grained tannins give support. 


Origin: Nemea
Variety: Agiorgitiko
Aromas: Plum, cherry, ripe strawberry, violet, nuts, green tea, black pepper, cloves, vanilla, oak, damp earth, smoke, ink, bitter chocolate.
Barrique: 14 months
Aging: 8 years