AGIORGITKO 14-18H

AGIORGITKO 14-18H

This wine illuminates the concept of multidimensional variety with reference to the Agiorgitiko grape. These grapes, grown on the mountainous Koutsi and Asprokampos regions of Nemea, are harvested, processed, and directed into vats, where the grape skins will remain in contact with the must for 14-18 hours, thus allowing the wine to acquire its final rosy hue and the typical aroma of the variety.

Deep rose color. Fruity aroma which is dominated by the flavors of cherry and gooseberry- both of which are typical of the Agiorgitiko grapes that grow on these highlands-and lastly, a cool refreshing taste. Accompany this wine with pasta, white meats, pizza without garlic and other dishes. Tasting it with Chinese and other Far Eastern cuisine could be very interesting.  For optimal enjoyment, serve this wine at 8ο-10ο C.

SOIL

It consists of a shallow (70-80cm) clay layer that lies upon the lime mother soil with relatively neutral ph. Low organic content, like most of the limestone soils in Greece. On the slopes of the hills where most of the vineyards are located, the soils drain quite well but are exposed to erosion.

CLIMATE

Cold and humid winters with low temperatures that rarely drop below the freezing point. Summers are warm, without excessively high temperatures and with few showers during June. Typically, a long autumn follows the summer. The warm September days with significantly colder nights and the dry conditions synthesize an ideal weather pattern for a good maturation.  The total rain precipitations (600-700mm annually) occur mainly between October and March.

VINEYARD

Owned for 40 years in the semi-mountainous commune KOUTSI in NEMEA, at an altitude of 450-550 m with an intense slope # 15% & N-S.W direction. This vineyard is pruned very strictly in order to reduce its high fertile buds.

WINERY

The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. Our winery in Koutsi is a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 350m below. Its capacity is 3,060 hectoliters while its production equipment and the high quality control systems offer to the oenologist every state-of-the-art instrument for a vertical production of high quality wines.