Opus Artis, the winery’s premium red is renamed to Artion, as of the harvest of 2017.
Opus Artis, the leading wine of Vlassides Winery which was first released by this name in the 2012 harvest, is now named Artion.
This is the most prestigious wine of our winery, which in its original version was called Private Collection and was first released in 2013 with the 2008 harvest. For almost a decade now it has proven its timeless value and has secured its special character, gaining the preference and appreciation of the public.
As of the harvest of 2017, Opus Artis is renamed to Artion. The new name [artion: perfect, complete] we chose for Opus Artis communicates in one word our vision for this wine: perfection, completeness, balance.
Artion mostly expresses the winemaking beliefs of Sophocles Vlassides. It is always made from three grape varieties (Μerlot from Karamanos, Cabernet Sauvignon from Afames and Shiraz from Katosh) grown exclusively at the estate’s own vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the basic variety. Merlot gives it a velvety character and Shiraz adds to its youthfulness and “freshness”. Each year however, it reveals a different character, as the blend changes following the harvest conditions. Nevertheless, the goal is to produce the best red wine of every year.
The 2017 harvest Artion was released in the market in December of 2021.