Opi d'Aqui L'Abricotier 2019

Opi d'Aqui L'Abricotier 2019

Regular price $64.00

2019 // 750ml // ABV 13.5%

Philippe Formentin, the brains behind Opi d’Aqui, loves to experiment – he is always on a quest to make even more delicious, light, red wines as well as his beautiful range of whites. This wine is made from Grenache Noir (50%) which has undergone carbonic maceration whereas the remainder is a mix of Vermentino, Grenache Blanc and Syrah which also underwent carbonic maceration, before being aged in oak barrels for 6 months. The two batches were then combined and bottled.

The technique he used is best described as semi-carbonic. To make this wine, he destemmed one eight of the grapes and placed them in the bottom of the tank. He then placed whole bunches of the remaining grapes on top of the destemmed grapes. The grapes in the bottom are crushed by the weight of the bunches and they begin to ferment. the whole bunches do not. After fifteen days he pressed all the grapes and allowed the fermentation of the juice to finish.

The name of the cuvee, l’Abricotier, is the name of the vineyard where the grapes were picked. This is a light, delicious and very compelling wine that shows just what can be achieved by combining red and white juice in the right hands! - Living Wines

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