Papaioannou Ecumenicos Sweet 2010
Sweet | Nemea | Peloponnese | 16% ABV | 750ml
Agiorgitiko 100%. complex aroma of red fruits, honey, chocolate, dry nuts, cedar, vanilla and spices, characterizes it. It is aged in oak barrels for 44 months and 3 years in the bottles. It can be aged for a decade or more.
Bright red color with violet hues and fruity nose, with no major tensions, starring spices especially pepper and all spice, in a background of fresh red fruit, with touches of ink. Velvety mouth sense, fruity and balanced with nice acidity and long fresh aftertaste.
Agiorgitiko is the quiet power grape of the Greek vineyard and of yet unexplored potential. It is not only the PDO grape of Nemea, the largest region with such status but has the fame that spreads throughout Greece and so does its cultivation. It is also the most marketed grape domestically, to the extent that one can find agents selling wines of Nemea anywhere in Greece, even in the heart of other dedicated wine-producing regions. It performs well in hot climates and gives a variety of styles.
Thick-skinned of variable size, depending on the clone and with around 8 clones available commercially today. It is potentially high yielding, late budding and late ripening.