OPUS ARTIS

Opus Artis is the premium red wine of Vlassides Winery; a true work of art.

The wine is produced only when the grape crop is exceptional, from the varieties grown exclusively in the estate’s own vineyards.

Its varietal composition differs slightly every year, in order to bring out the best qualities of the wine.

Merlot gives it a rich, velvety character, whereas Cabernet Sauvignon helps it to evolve during a ten-year period and Shiraz revives it, giving it a breath of “freshness”.

The wine matures in new French barrels for eighteen months, followed by two years in the bottle.

The wine is unfiltered and is recommended to be decanted and served at 16ºC – 18°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2016


Gold Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2015


Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2014


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2016


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2015


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2014


Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2012


Bronze Medal – Score 86


Decanter 2018

2012


Opus Artis

Varieties:

23% Merlot
34% Shiraz
43% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil Composition:

Vinification:

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2016 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

Harvest Information 2017:

Ethanol: 15% Vol
pH: 3,47
Total
Acidity (H²SO⁴):
3,88 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 3,1 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
568mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)
Cabernet
Lowest: 16°C – (9/2016)
Highest: 26,5°C – (9/2016)
Merlot
Lowest: 19,5°C – (8/2016)
Highest: 30°C – (8/2016)
Shiraz
Lowest: 19,5°C – (8/2016)
Highest: 30°C – (8/2016)

2018 Harvest:

The harvest of 2018 was completed in Koilani.

This was a year with major rainfall during May and June, but we managed to deal with the consequences on time so as to ensure the good quality of all our grape varieties along with their proper maturity.

The mild summer season of 2018, allowed the plants to grow and berry-set under 32°C, ensuring excellent organoleptic characteristics; especially for our Sauvignon blanc and later on for our red varieties, in September.

We expect that our 2018 harvest in white wines, which we will enjoy in December of 2018, to produce an intensely aromatic and fruity character. Additionally, we expect our red wines which will be available in the fall of 2019 and 2020 to be rich in color and to have the desirable alcohol content and soft tannins.