Agiorgitiko - The Blood of Hercules
Greece has more than 300 Greek grape varieties one of these is the Agiorgitiko varietal, originally called The Blood of Hercules. Known Myth of the fight between Hercules and the Lion of Nemea. Nemea is one of the most important wine regions in Greece. Agiorgitiko comes from the merger of Saint George - Agios Giorgios. This name was used as an excuse in the repression of the Turks in Greece. Alcohol was forbidden, and they wanted to eradicate the grapes to make. No wine The Greeks used it as an excuse for the processing of these grapes, the grapes that an offering to the Saint George would be. Because it was customary not to ban Religious themes were destroying this grape is not allowed by the Sultan himself.