Agiorgitiko Nikolaou

Varietal composition: Dry Red Wine from 100% Agiorgitiko BIO grapes.

Origin: Protected Designation of Origin. The grapes are organically grown in the private 3h vineyards of Nikolaou family at the Koutsi and Douramani areas, with an average vine age of more than 10 years. The slope of the selected vineyard parcels is 2-8%, with a southwest orientation and a yield of approximately 750 kg per acre. No pesticides and fertilizers are used other than Bordeaux mixture, Sulphur and organic mulch (organic compost).

Production: Hand harvest takes place late September once the grapes reach the desired level of phenolic and alcoholic maturity. The alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in stainless steel controlled temperature tanks for 10 days at 24oC . In keeping with the principles of organic farming, after the malolactic fermentation we only add the bare minimum necessary quantity of Sulphur dioxide.

Characteristics: Darkish vivid red color, with dark cherry and marmalade bouquets. It has a spicy character with balanced tannins and acidity that underline its freshness. It continues to evolve for a further 6-8 years after its production.

Serving: At a temperature of 16-18oC.

Food combination: Meat dishes, light meals and spaghetti.

Alcoholic strength: 13o to 14o depending on the year.

Medals: PAR Gold 2016 Agiorgitiko Nikolaou , PAR Silver 2017 Agiorgitiko Nikolaou

Reviews: MW Derek Smedley Agiorgitiko 2016 /89points

Tasted in the winery A & C Greece October 2017

Bright and fresh the nose has bramble and bilberry the start of the palate is light. The mid palate has rich ripe black cherry and sloe and although the tannins are firm at the moment there is sweetness more depth of fruit at the back.