Opia is a brand of non-alcoholic wines from winery Pierre Chavin. This winery was founded by Mathilde Boulachin and Fabien Gross. Fabien is responsible for the creation of the wines, while Mathilde is responsible for the communication and marketing of the company. Pierre Chavin does not really exist, it is a name made up by the two. Pierre, because it is the most common name in France, Chavin because it sounds good and the word ‘Vin’ appears in it.
Pierre Chavin now produces thirty different alcohol-free wines, so still enough work to taste them all. The wines from the Opia range belong to the ‘innovation’ series of Pierre Chavin. In order to produce the Opia wines, the alcohol is not extracted from an alcoholic wine, but for its production a new process without fermentation is used. It is the first series of wines produced this way.
The first wine we have subjected to a taste test is the Opia Chardonnay. Because we knew that this wine was made without fermentation, we feared a bit that it would be a somewhat refined grape juice, but nothing is less true. When we serve the Chardonnay, the beautiful, deep yellow color appears with a somewhat green appearance. The wine smells like citrus, completely as it should be.
In terms of taste you should not worry, this is much more than a glorified grape juice. The taste is well balanced, fresh and fruity with a light acidity. This wine can be perfectly served as an aperitif, with fish or seafood or on a terrace in the sun. You can really taste the summer in your glass. If you also know that this wine is produced entirely organically and biologically, you can enjoy your glass of wine without any worries.
- Color: White
- Bottle: 75 cl.
- Alcohol: 0%
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Serving temperature: 8-10°C
- Conserving temperature: 10-12°C
- Storage: 5 years