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Opus One Overture NV

Opus One Overture NV

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Opus One is arguably Napa's most famous winery. It was established in 1979 as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Their goal was to craft a wine that combined the intensity and fruit purity of Napa, with the elegance of top Bordeaux. Today it is one of the most iconic and revered wines made in California, and the world. Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come.

Opus One is the shared dream turned reality, a testament to absolute quality in winemaking. It is the result of the vision and collaboration between two iconic figures in the wine world: Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. Together, they set out to create a single wine that would embody uncompromising quality, a mission that continues to shape each vintage.

Opus One is an expression of time and place, capturing the essence of each vintage and the unique terroir in which it is cultivated. The character of the wine reflects the geography, climate and the human touch that defines its balance between power and finesse, structure and texture. It is a harmonious fusion of nature and the winemaker's artistry. The winery itself stands as a graceful tribute to the founders' vision, rising majestically from the vineyards. It pays homage to the land and the open space that surrounds it, a constant reminder of the transcendent nature of Opus One. This singular wine is built to honour their dream and to be enjoyed by generations to come. The foundations of Opus One are firmly rooted in the vineyards. Great winemaking begins here, where four meticulously hedged parcels form the estate. These vineyards, located in the renowned Oakville AVA, include two parcels within the esteemed To Kalon Vineyard and the Ballestra and River parcels that envelop the winery. Traditional approaches, such as hand-harvesting, are employed when appropriate, while modern techniques are embraced when they enhance the winegrowing process.

The Opus One winery itself is a harmonious blend of architecture and nature. Rising gently from the earth, it seamlessly integrates with its surroundings, offering a seamless transition from the vineyard to its lush green exterior. Just as it honours the land, it embraces the light, creating an environment where great winemaking truly begins. Opus One is the embodiment of a shared dream and a commitment to excellence. With each vintage, the complex subtleties of Opus One are refined, blending tradition with innovation to create a wine that is timeless and extraordinary. It is a testament to the art of winemaking, where delicate coaxing and gentle restraint bring forth the unique characteristics of each vintage. Opus One stands as a symbol of passion, dedication and the enduring pursuit of unparalleled quality.

Opus One Overture NV is a remarkable wine that serves as the second wine of Opus One. Originally created in 1993, this wine was initially only available at the winery. Overture is a unique blend of the five classic Bordeaux varieties, carefully crafted to showcase the essence of Opus One's estate vineyards. Made from a combination of multiple vintages, Opus One Overture NV is a multi-vintage wine that offers a distinctive and complex character. The blend is meticulously crafted to achieve a harmonious balance of flavors and textures. After the careful blending process, Overture is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. This aging process adds depth and complexity to the wine, allowing it to develop and mature gracefully. Opus One Overture NV is a true expression of Opus One's estate vineyards. It showcases the unique terroir and characteristics of the vineyards, allowing the true essence of Opus One to shine through. With its multi-vintage blend, meticulous craftsmanship and aging in French oak, Opus One Overture NV is a wine that offers a unique and captivating tasting experience. It is a testament to Opus One's commitment to producing exceptional wines that reflect the beauty and quality of their estate. Whether enjoyed now or aged further, Opus One Overture NV is sure to impress with its depth, complexity, and true expression of Opus One's winemaking philosophy.

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Country - United States
Region - Napa Valley, California
Vintage - Non-Vintage
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%

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