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Nemea PDO Agiorgitiko 2016 Bizios Estate

CHF 21.50

he flagship of the winery from old vines. Ruby red colour and complex nose of moderate to high intensity expressed with black cherry, soil, forest, wet leaves, mocha, chocolate, coffee, leather, cinnamon and clove aromas. Rich and delicious mouth feel, with opulent fruit and elegant spice, full-bodied, nice tannins, great acid structure and a long fruity finish.

If you tasted this wine blind you’d be forgiven for thinking you were tasting a very top-end red from Bordeaux. A great top-end red from a superb little estate.

 

Description

Grape Variety: 100% Agiorgitiko

Vinification: Grapes from a single vineyard in Asprokampos in Nemea at 900m altitude. Maturation in oak barrels of French and American origin for 12 months and then in the bottles for another 6 months.

Tasting note: The flagship of the winery from old vines. Ruby red colour and complex nose of moderate to high intensity expressed with black cherry, soil, forest, wet leaves, mocha, chocolate, coffee, leather, cinnamon and clove aromas. Rich and delicious mouth feel, with opulent fruit and elegant spice, full-bodied, nice tannins, great acid structure and a long fruity finish.

If you tasted this wine blind you’d be forgiven for thinking you were tasting a very top-end red from Bordeaux. A great top-end red from a superb little estate.

Food Pairing: Absolutely wonderful with meats cooked in rich sauces, caramelised fruits and sweet vegetables. Extremely pleasant with hard or smoked cheeses.

Bizios Estate

Bizios Estate is the result of the hard work of Elias Bizios, a second-generation winemaker, and his passion and dedication towards vines and wines. With vineyards at altitudes of 850m, in the village of Asprokambos, his estate sits at the highest point of Nemea. It is small but enjoys the best terroir in the region. Asprokampos is known to the locals as “Little Tuscany”. When you visit there, you can see why; rolling hills littered by cypress trees. It’s simply magical. At this altitude night-time temperatures are cool resulting in wines with wonderful purity of fruit and firm, age-worthy structure.

Elia’s aim is to create wines of the highest quality whilst maintaining respect for the environment and its biodiversity. He makes authentic and honest wines that truly express the terroir from which they emanate by utilising a combination of traditional techniques with modern technology. He picks his organically grown grapes from vineyards with low output per acre to achieve the best possible concentration of varietal characteristics.