|Style||Sustainable & Classic|
|Region||Nemea / Corinthia|
|Grade/Grading||PDO Santorini (Protected Designation of Origin)|
|Grape Variety||Agiorgitiko 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.|
|Alcohol Content||13% alcohol by volume|
|Type of bottle||Screw cap|
About the wine.
The Agiorgitiko variety is characterized by its excellent balance. It has a silky smooth finish that gently unravels on the tongue. Intense aromas of fresh forest fruits such as strawberries and cherries. Silky smooth mouthfeel with round tannins that leave a long lingering finish. After destemming and crushing, the wine is macerated in steel tanks with the skins and undergoes alcoholic fermentation for 10 days (24-26 degrees C). around 14 degrees C. If it is summer, lightly chill the wine before serving and pair it with barbecue, pasta with tomato sauce, spicy sausages and cheese.
This wine is a marriage between the indigenous Greek variety Agiorgitiko and the international variety Cabernet Sauvignon.
The word "Feast" means "feast.
About the winery.
Semeli (or Semele) is a goddess in Greek mythology and is also known as the mother of Dionysus, the god of wine. Since its establishment in 1979, Semeli Estate has been a driving force in the Greek wine market and has contributed to the development of the wine industry. The sunny Mediterranean sun, the unique terroir, the expertise of our craftsmen and women, and the perfect blend of local and international grapes have made our wines a favorite of wine experts and customers all over the world. Now that we have established ourselves as a well-known wine brand in Greece, we are looking for challenges and opportunities to promote Semeli Estates wines around the world. Currently, 15% of our revenue comes from exports, mainly to the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and we expect to expand further in the future.
A beautiful winery with a red streamlined roof
The Nemea region is one of the most important wine regions in Greece.
The Semeli Estate vineyards are located at an altitude of 600 meters on the slopes of the mountainous Ktsi region (Nemea's most famous "cru"). Yields are low, and the fruit has a well-balanced, natural acidity. In addition to our own 250 acres of vineyards, grapes are grown not only in Kutsi, but also in neighboring areas such as Asprokampos and Kastraki by growers with whom we have developed long term relationships as trusted partners. This allows us to control the quality of the grapes throughout the growing season in order to produce excellent wines. Our main objective is to have a firm grasp on the potential of Nemea's vineyards to contribute to the local economy. Not only do we create jobs for the local community, but we also support our neighboring growers who produce high quality grapes at a fair price by advising them on growing practices.
The Blood of Hercules.
Hercules, a hero in Greek mythology, received an oracle from Apollo to atone for his sins and undertook the great task of defeating the Nemean lion. The Agiorgitiko wine produced in the land of Nemea is sometimes called "the blood of Hercules," in reference to the blood that was spilled during the battle with the lion.
Winemaker Yannis Frerianos
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