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Nemea

Appellation in the two districts of Korinthia and Argolida in the east of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese southwest of the port city of Corinth. Here was already in the antiquity operated at least 2,500 years ago viticulture. The vineyards cover around 2,100 hectares of vineyards in 16 communities and are located at an altitude between 250 and 800 meters. The area is divided into numerous sub-areas, which also have different floors due to the large height difference. The best are the locations between 450 and 650 meters with red, deep soil. Based on the altitude unofficially subdivided into three sub-areas.

Of the POP red wine becomes unmixed from the indigenous variety Agiorgitiko (St. George's vine) and pressed dry. lovely and sweet expanded. The spicy, long storable wine has pronounced aromas of sour cherries and currants. Because of its dark red color, it is also called "Blood of Hercules", which was wounded in the killing of the lion of Nemea. Increasingly, the wines are in Barrique expanded. In addition to Agiorgitiko are also international varieties such as Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Pinot Noir, as well as indigenous varieties Assyrtiko. Roditis. Sideritis and Volitsa Mavri cultivated. Well-known producers are Achaia Clauss. Boutari. Gaia. Katogi Strofilia. Kourtakis. Papaïoannou. Parparoussis, Semeli, Skouras. Tsantali and Tselepos,

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