The Nemea wine-growing zone is surrounded by massifs that lead to small hills and smooth slopes littered with vineyards, where the prevalent variety being “Agiorgitiko”, named after the former appellation of the “Saint George” area.
One of the most eclectic Greek varieties, which since 1971 is being cultivated in an area of 2,000 hectares, constitutes the prevalent red zone Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) of the Peloponnese vineyard.
It has also been called “the blood of Hercules” due to the deep red color of its grapes. The vineyard starts at an altitude of 200 meters and ends up in mountain vineyards at an altitude of up to 850 meters, resulting in great variability of styles in the produced wines.
Agiorgitiko, as a multi-dynamic variety, can produce different types of wines, depending on the microclimate where it is being cultivated. At low altitudes it can give remarkable sweet wines. In semi-mountainous areas such as Koutsi, it gives high quality red wines, with good acidity and richness in color and tannins, while in mountainous areas it can give supreme rosé wines.