There’s a new Greek red wine at Waitrose: Strofilia Mountain Fish Agiorgitiko.
Greek red wine at a reasonable price is hard to get hold of outside Greece. People often forget that it’s one of the most popular types of holiday wines in the world. Or maybe they’re not used to fish kick-starting a wine tasting note! Either way, that’s an issue that needs solving.
And the solution? Here it is – a red wine called Mountain Fish. It’s made from Agiorgitiko grapes, which are normally prized for their low level of acidity and high levels of natural sugar. This gives an excellent balance of fruity flavours and fresh, creamy notes. There’s also a very slight spiciness about this wine classic.
Greek Red Wine: Agiorgitiko
This new wine for Waitrose is made from 100% Agiorgitiko, which is found in the Peloponnese region of Greece.
According to some, the myth surrounding this wine stems from Saint George drinking it after defeating a dragon. However, the story is that this grape is named after a church named after St George located in the area.
Made in a small mountain town called Psari (meaning fish) with around 600 inhabitants. The crumbling stone village looks exactly as it did hundreds of years ago. Wandering around on Google Maps, I can imagine myself walking through the area and picking the wild herbs growing near the road.
The low-acidity aspect of this wine will make it very popular, and it’s a good label for a shelf at a supermarket.
This wine has a soft and creamy texture, and it’s a good choice for those who like to drink red wine without too much acid.
I came across this wine online, which is strange since my Waitrose in North London is a well-watered part of town. I would buy it at a discount through Waitrose’s online offers. Order online at Waitrose Cellar. com.
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