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Rating
84.00
Year
2010
Region
Nemea, Greece
Varietal
Agiorgitiko
Food Pairing
Simple fish, lamb shish kebabs
Price
$9.95/litre

When a wine comes in at under $10 a litre (at least in Ontario dollars), I hope mainly for this: that it tastes like wine and doesn't compromise my tooth enamel. Occasionally I am impressed. Yes, this is a big industrial brand, as the one-litre format would suggest (there's also a 1.5-litre magnum for $13.95 in Ontario). And, yes, agiorgitiko, Greece's most important red grape, can be great or lousy depending on how and where it's grown (hillsides tend to be flattering). Don't expect teeth-staining concentration from this light-bodied red. Do, on the other hand, expect a certain degree of harmony and balance, as in soft cherry supported by black pepper, herbs and cheerful acidity – quaffer's delight. Serve it slightly chilled with a variety of fare, including simple fish and lamb shish kebabs. $13.29 in New Brunswick, $13.99 in Nova Scotia.

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