by Markus Stolz

Nemea is the one region in Greece that together with Santorini achieved branding itself successfully. It is particularly noteworthy that Nemea also managed to become a synonym to the noble grape variety grown there, Agiorgitiko, whose name is much harder to remember. A few weeks ago I reported on the effects the ongoing financial crises in Greece is having on the local wine industry. Greek consumers are clearly spending much less money on wines, and as a direct result, a lot of stock remains unsold. AB ...

All the wines are very elegant and feminin in style and offer superb value for money. 2008 Fetino red - VdP Peloponnese, 100% Agiorgitiko 14 Very bright and deep purple colour. The wine is Beaujolais like in style. The nose shows lots of strawberry and cherry character. It is best served a little cooler. The palate has explosive ...

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Both wines are produced biologically: 2005 Ktima Nemeion Reserve red - Nemea AOC, 100% Agiorgitiko 16 Medium deep red cherry colour. The wine was kept for 18 months in barrel and a further 18 months in bottle. Good open nose of spices and red fruits. Medium bodied, well structured with lots of cherry fruit flavours. Good length. ...