Viticultural zone of Nemea

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The viticultural zone of Nemea in northern Peloponnese is the country of Agiorgitiko grape varietal. The combination of Nemea-Agiorgitiko constitutes one of the most significant wine presences of the Greek vineyards and their new wines with regard to the dry red type. PDO Nemea is the ancient Greek 'flyasios oenos', a wine linked with the myth of Hercules whose cult was prevalent in the area. In earlier times Nemea’s name was Agios Georgios, which is possibly why the grape is known as Agiorgitiko and the area is its main place of cultivation. Agiorgitiko produces lush, velvety reds with black-cherry flavors.---> Read more...