Troupis "Fteri" Agiorgitiko 2019Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
DIRECT PRESS SELECTION | June, 2021
- Press 4 Red
A terrifc, all-purpose red from the Pelopponesian peninsula. Agiorgitiko, sometimes called St. George, is the most widely-planted red grape variety in Greece, and experts think it came from the Pelopponese. Some claim it was a favorite of King Agamemnon and there are even a few legends that include Hercules drinking wine made from Agiorgitiko before slaying the lion of Nemea in same region this wine is now made.
Medium-bodied and moderately fruity, it has a good balance of peppery tannin and spicy acid to match the blueberry and blackberry notes. It's got a touch more extraction than some of the other selections, making it a great choice for cookouts and crowds. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. [Jonathan Kemp, May 2021]