Agiorgitiko N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from Greece.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Agiorgitiko is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2015 on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with slightly bronze spots and a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the shoots with a medium anthocyanin coloration of internodes,
- the large, pure green adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, a closed petiole sinus with overlapping lobes, medium length teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, a very weak to weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a moderately blistered, rather twisted or involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect hairs and a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 141 229 243 172 200 248 238 257 255
Allel 2 143 238 249 182 202 248 240 257 271
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Agiorgitiko is a vigorous variety with a semi-erect or horizontal bearing. It is best to trellis it and to prune it short. If the pruning is not properly managed, this variety has a tendancy to produce high yields. Agiorgitiko is adapted to drought, to different terroirs and poor soils. It is a little susceptible to potassium deficiency.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Agiorgitiko is sensitive to grey rot and mites. It is also susceptible to wood diseases (esca).
Technological potential
Agiorgitiko's bunches and berries are medium to large in size. The bunches are rather compact and often have a wing. The berries have a rather thin skin and a juicy pulp. This variety produces different type of wines : fresh, light and aromatic rosés ; more tannic red wines that are suitable for ageing. The color is easily extracted. Agiorgitiko's typical aromas are cherry, forest fruits, dried fruits and spices. Height can change the aromatic profile from fruity to spicy.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Agiorgitiko clone carries the number 1252.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Ampélographie hellénique. B. Krimbas, 1943, Greece.
- Plaquettes Hellenifera. K. Bakasietas, S. Petropoulos and G. Tavaditis, 2019, Greece.
- Wine Grapes. J. Robinson et al., 2012, Ed. Penguin, England.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1252  Grèce  VNB - IFV