Aivalis Le Sang de la Pierre Red 2014
Red | PDO Nemea | Peloponnese | 15% ABV | 750ml
Premium location, single vineyard. 0 Agiorgitiko. Old vines, rocky, calcareous, non-irrigated soil and large day-night temperature difference make up the signature of this wine. 12 months new French oak barrel-aged.
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.