Opia is a range of non alcoholic wines, produced by Pierre Chavin. This wine producer was founded by Mathilde Boulachin and Fabien Gross. Fabien is responsible for the creation of the wines, Mathilde does PR, marketing and communication for the company. Pierre Chavin is a fictional name, chosen because ‘Pierre’ is the most common French name and ‘Chavin’ sounds good and contains the word ‘vin’.
Pierre Chavin produces about thirty different alcoholfree wines, so still a lot of work to taste them all. The Opia wines are part of Pierre Chavin’s ‘innovation’ range. Opia wines are no ‘de-alcoholised’ wines, but are produced using a new and innovating technique, without fermentation. These are the first wines in the world that are produced with this technique.
The first one of the series we tasted is the Opia Chardonnay. Because we knew this wine is made without fermentation, we were a little bit afraid it would taste lik an upgraded glass of grape juice, but this was not the case. When we poured out our first glass of wine, we noticed the bright yellow color, with a light green touch. We could immediately smell citrus, just as it’s supposed to be.
You don’t have to worry about the taste of the wine. This is much more than an upgraded grape juice. The wine is very well balanced, is fresh and fruity and has a little bit of sourness which adds some extra freshness. This wine is a great appetizer and can easily be paired with fish or seafood. It will also do just fine on a sunny terrace. It is a completely biological product, so you can enjoy this wine without any worries.
- Color: Wit
- Bottle: 75 cl.
- Alcoholpercentage: 0%
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Serving temperature: 8-10°C
- Conserving temperature: 10-12°C
- Storage: 5 years