Mitravelas Agiorgitiko Ktima Red 2017
Mitravelas Estate is the oldest modern winery in Nemea. It is located in the center of the city of Nemea and was founded in 1913. The Mitravelas Brothers initially started with the production of small quantities of bulk wine, but in 1945 Andrew Mitravelas took the lead and gradually increased the annual production. In more recent years, his son Konstantinos decided to take advantage of his father’s and his own longtime experience with viticulture and create two labels: “Mitravelas Estate” and “Red on Black.”
Agiorgitiko is a fragrant red-wine grape native to Greece's Peloponnese peninsula. It is one of the country's most widely planted wine grapes after Xynomavro, and goes by a number of local synonyms. Agiorgitiko is the sole variety permitted in the Nemea appellation and performs admirably well in the hot Mediterranean climate there.
This Ktima, Greek for Estate, Nemea has a lot of ripe dark fruit of front offering great balance. The wine features aromas of ripe red cherries and plums, combined with oaky cedar wood and spice, refreshing mint and a hint of leather. On the palate, chewy tannins are supported by high acid and warming alcohol. Ripe red berry fruits are livened up by complex herbal, earthy notes. It is an expression of Agiorgitikos’ more serious side, aged in used barrel for 7 years.