AOC MINERVOIS OPERA
The Vineyard of Chateau Villermbert stretches over 100 acres in AOP Minervois. Gallo-Roman traces which were found around the property lead to believe that the first vines were planted in the 4th century AD. According to archives, Chateau Villerambert already owned a vineyard in 1231. Since 1858, 6 generations of the Julien family have successfully run the property which is part of Vignobles Bonfils since 2014. The grapes are harvested at night, lightly crushed and passed into vats for a period of 4 -6 weeks, for the most mature Syrah and Grenache. Made in a traditional manner, with the grape varieties being vinified separately,
Pumping over and racking. The wine is aired and the lees regularly stirred during the whole post fermentation maceration period for greater richness and to soften the tannins. The Grenache is vinified in stainless steel tanks protected
From the air, while the Syrah and Cariganan benefit from mircro-oxygenation to preserve all the fruit aromas. The final blending takes place annually in June.
Opera delights the eye with its glimmering ruby red color. Complex fruity notes of strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry lifted by a hint of spice – reveal this to be a wine of immense character.
Velvety and suave, with excellent balance and great fruit expression.