Agiorgitiko "Red on Black" Neméa, Mitravelas
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Agiorgitiko "Red on Black" Neméa, Mitravelas - 2019

Item # 20547 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Many Greek wines strike us as a tad out of the ordinary - and we love out of the ordinary. Fluffy, dark raspberry flavors carry through from the nose to the palate, lending a pretty veneer to this meaty, earthy, medium-bodied red wine. This bottle will not disappoint.

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Staff Pick Notes

Nemea is not only one of Greece's most important wine regions, it is one of the oldest. In fact, Agiorgitiko wine from Nemea gets a shout out from Homer himself. That's how much history is behind the wine in this bottle. Founded in the early 1900s by two brothers, the Mitravelas winery is the oldest modern winery in Nemea and is still family run. They bottle under two labels: Mitravalas Estate and the Red on Black. While some wines made with Agiorgitiko can age for decades this is a wine meant to be drunk young. It's an easy going, sippable wine with bright red fruit upfront and a hint of earthiness. Some fine, rustic tannins make this a great pair with grilled octopus or chicken. Serve slightly chilled.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


Pronounced "ah yor YEE ti ko", this is one of the most prolific red varieties of Greece. This hard-to-pronounce grape is often called “St. George” for international marketing purposes, and makes some beautiful, easy-drinking, light to medium-bodied wines. If you’re a fan of fruit-driven reds like Pinot Noir or Gamay, this is a good grape to try out.

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