LEXIS NEMEA Old Vines
Type: Red, dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Nemea
Variety: Agiorgitiko 100%
Producer: Zacharias Winery
This premium version of the Aghiorgitiko comes from the oldest vineyards that the Zacharias family owns, at the foot of the Ancient Phlious Acropolis. The famous Phliasian wine was produced there during ancient times. Lexis N is a wine of deep red color. Its nose has depth, strength and density, with vivid elements of red fruits as well as sweet spices. Its mouth is full-bodied, with thin, quality tannins and a rich flavor with hues of cherry, vanilla, coffee and sweet spices. It also has a strong, long aftertaste.
Vineyards: From the Zacharias family’s own vineyards at the Tsintari location, in Nemea.
Harvest Dates: Mid Septamber.
Vinification: Prefermentary Cryoextraction for 3 days, followed by a 20-day extraction at 22-25 oC. It is left to age for one year in new oaken barrels from France, and for another six months inside a cement tank.
Agiorgitiko (Greek: Αγιωργίτικο; also known as Aghiorghitiko, Mavro Nemeas and St. George) is a red Greek wine grape variety that, as of 2012, was the most widely planted red grape variety in Greece, ahead of Xynomavro. The grape has traditionally been grown in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese but can be found throughout the country including Attikí (Attica) and Makedonía (Macedonia).
Zacharias Winery Ltd. is one of the most important wineries in Nemea. In recent years, our wines have received continuous distinctions from large international competitions, placing our company among the fastest-growing powerhouses in the field of winemaking.
Our company was founded by Elias Zacharias. Mr. Zacharias is a graduate of the Agricultural University of Athens, and in possession of a high level of expertise. Most of all, though, he is deeply willing to give back to the place where he was born and raised, and has incessantly been offering his agriculturalist services to Nemea since 1974.
By blending the priceless gifts of tradition with cutting edge technology, and their long experience with great scientific expertise, Zacharias Vineyards are in a constant trajectory of modernization, research and excellent winemaking.