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2019 Aivalis Nemea Agiorgitiko 750ml

2019 Aivalis Nemea Agiorgitiko

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Producer: Aivalis
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2019(750ml)  


Varietal: Agiorgitiko
One of the more commercially important indigenous Greek varieties, it can exhibit a wide range of characteristics, from soft to very tannic, depending on factors in the growing and winemaking processes. The grape is typically made as a varietal, though it is notably blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in the area around Metsovo to make the table wine traditionally called katoi. The wines are known for their high level of fruitiness but tend to have very little acidity and light body. After Xynomavro, it is Greece's second most widely planted grape variety.

Country: Greece
With nearly 30 centuries of wine making and responsible for spreading vines across much of the Mediterranean, it goes without saying that Greece is steeped in viticultural history. Given that most grapes grown today go into making raisins and table grapes and that production normally on a very small traditional scale, wine is a relatively small part of the agricultural sector. That said, vineyards are planted in all parts of the country from as far south as the island Crete all the way to the most northern limits of the country in regions such as Goumenissa. The countries specialty is Retsina; before glass or oak barrels were used, earthenware was the favored material for making vessels, however given how porous it can be the Amphorae's were lined with resin to become air tight. The result was a wine with a distinct and desirable flavor. Today Retsina wine is replicated by adding small pieces of pine resin to the fermenting must until the first racking separates wine from all solids. The Muscat of Sámos is probably the country's second most favorite wine. Grown on high elevations on terraces plots on the islands steepest hillsides it appears in three distinct styles; Sámos Doux, a vin de liqueur, Sámos Vin Doux Naturel, and Sámos Nectar, made from dried in the sun.

Region: Nemea

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Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.