What the Critics say
Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
Opou Vineyard was first planted in 1969. Here there is a mixture of Chardonnay selections mostly from Mendoza selections. The soil type is complex clay loam over river derived silts giving wines of aroma and texture. Hand-picked grapes were chilled and pressed directly to small French Oak barrels (15% new oak) where they waited until the fermentation started in its’ own time. Selected barrels enjoyed a secondary malolactic fermentation to soften the palate and increase texture. After 15 months of aging in oak, the wine was then assembled in stainless steel tanks to rest before being bottled on the property.