vlassides winery cyprus opus artis

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 18°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2014


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2016


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2015


Gold Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2015


Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2014


Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2016


Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2012


Bronze Medal – Score 86


Decanter 2018

2012


Opus Artis

vlassides winery cyprus opus artis

Varieties:

23% Merlot
34% Shiraz
43% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil Composition:

Calcareous
50% Sand
25% Clay
25% Silt

Vinification:

The vinification of the three varieties takes place separately. Maceration lasts up to 15 days. The wine finishes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. After the fermentation the wine matures in new French oak barrels for 18 months followed by two years in bottle. It is bottled unfiltered.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2016 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

  • The scents from the ripe fruits and the dry fruits of the forest, in combination with the spicy notes of white pepper, vanilla essence and smoke, offer a satisfying aromatic experience to the connoisseur.
  • Intense, but round tannins, which balance perfectly with the acidity.
  • Rich body with a long aftertaste.

• Opening of the bottle 2 to 3 hours before tasting.

• Ability to age for another 10 years.

Harvest Information 2016:

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)