Opta Grand Reserve Red 2015, Opta Reserve Red 2014 and Opta Encruzado 2017 were distinguished as “very good, with personality and complexity”, having obtained scores between 16 and 17, in a scale of up to 20, in the 15th edition, July 2018, by Vinho Grandes Escolhas Magazine, one of the most influential wine magazine in Portugal.
Opta Grand Reserve Red 2015 scored 17 points. Described as a wine that makes the difference, we leave below the complete transcript of the tasting notes: “Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz. Medicinal notes of eucalyptus and menthol attack the nose vigorously. With super soft tannins, it is a spicy wine and very elegant, the pull for wild fruits and thermal sensation, a paradox that suits you. A wine that makes a difference “.
Opta Reserve Red 2014 won 16.5 points and the distinction of “Good Choice 2018”. This wine was considered interesting. The evidence notes were as follows: “Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro. Expressive red fruits conjugate with tobacco and greens in a fresh nose. Medium-bodied, it turns out to be round with dark chocolate, vegetables and fresh fruit to form a very interesting set “.
Opta Encruzado 2017 has reached the 16 points and promises to grow in bottle. The jury considered this wine still citrusy, with apple and pear praising the nose. Straight, it reveals some creaminess, bringing us the pear back, now more expressive. Vegetable and pineapple notes are prolonged on the palate, in soft wine that will grow in a bottle“.
Opta Wines increases its portfolio with the entry of a new wine – Opta Grand Reserve 2015. This wine is defined as “a passionate Dão” and promises to surprise.
With a multi-regional and diversified portfolio, Opta Wines innovates to meet the new consumers needs, who are increasingly demanding and looking for different sensations. To achieve more sophisticated palates, where quality, level and surprise factor are a must have, the Opta Grand Reserve 2015 emerged.
Created by the winemaker Nuno Cancela de Abreu, Opta Grand Reserve 2015 promises to surprise through the nuances of eucalyptus, both in aroma and flavor. Of great complexity, elegance and diversity, this wine is the finished example of the best of Dão.
Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz grape varieties, after three days of cold contact the fermentation took place at 24ºC for two weeks with gentle maceration in stainless steel tanks. “The 18-month stage in French oak barrels softened the tannins and gave it great complexity and a very own elegance of Dão’s great wines,” said Nuno Cancela de Abreu.
Camilo Leite, Opta Wines partner, said ” Opta Grand Reserve 2015 marks the difference, once conferred by the terroir unique and very characteristic, resulting from the eucalyptus mantle that surrounds our vineyard.” He adds that “some leaves of eucalyptus, the least persistent, can be found in the soil, conferring a unique and very characteristic terroir, of perfect harmony between grapes, granitic soil and our viticultural practices.”
The difference of this wine is also present in the details of its image, carefully thought out so that Opta Grand Reserve 2015 is a truly distinct wine. Examples of the difference are the Bordeaux bottle (in contrast to typical Dão burgundy), the sublime tube packaging with the representation of eucalyptus leaves and the green wax.
Perfect for special occasions, Opta Grand Reserve 2015 goes well with red meats, game meats and roasts.
Opta Grand Reserve 2015 joins a portfolio of 14 wines from five different regions: Dão, Alentejo, Bairrada, Bucelas and Setúbal.
Chão da Vinha red 2017 was awarded a silver medal at the Concours Mondial (CMB) de Bruxelles, in which there were 9180 wines to taste.
Chão da Vinha red 2017 proves to be surprising in the balance of Aragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet grape varieties, as well as the aroma marked by red fruits and tea leaves. With a round body, marked by gooseberry and ripe cassis, this wine has a very soft and pleasant finish. Chão da Vinha red 2017 is ideal to accompany red or white grilled meats.
The 25th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (WBC) took place from 10-14 May 2018 in Beijing, China. This edition of the competition had more than 9180 wines from 48 producing countries, which were analyzed by 320 jurors from more than 50 different nationalities.
The award of medals is done through scores given in a blind test.
The CMB is the only traveling competition in the world, with 25 years of experience, being the only wine competition that performs quality control tests on the awarded wines.
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting, one of the most prestigious international competitions, distinguished Opta Dão Red Wine 2016 with a silver medal.
This event has concentrated around 270 professionals from 44 countries. This professionals evaluated approximately 6500 wines from 150 regions.
Opta Dão Red Wine 2016 is characterized by a red fruit aroma and a smooth and pleasant finish. This wine goes well with red or grilled meat, pasta, spicy dishes or medium-strength cheeses.
The biggest wine competition in Asia, Asia Wine Trophy, distinguished Opta Dão Red Wine with a silver medal.
Opta Dão Red Wine 2015 has been distinguished in Asia Wine Trophy, a competition that elects the best wines for Asia.
Opta Dão Red Wine is characterized by a red fruit aroma and a smooth and pleasant finish. This wine goes well with red or grilled meat, pasta, spicy dishes or medium-strength cheeses.
This event, performed in Korea, attracts professionals and wine lovers. This year there were 130 international juries and approximately 4000 wines in the competition.
Opta Wines was recently distinguished with several medals, in renowned competitions.
At the International Wine Challenge, Opta Red Wine 2015 was awarded with gold medal.
At the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Chão da Vinha 2016, was awarded with silver medal.
International Wine Challenge is considered one of the most demanding and meticulous wine contests in the world, which evaluates all wines blindly, judging each one respecting their style, region and harvest.
At Concours Mondial de Bruxelles there were journalists, buyers, sommeliers and winemakers from around the world to evaluate the wines. There were more than 9,000 registered wines from all over the world, competing for medals.
The Opta Dão Red 2011 was distinguished with a remarkable score of 90/100 in the issue No.126 of Revista Adega, one of the most influential wine editorials in the Brazilian market.
Described as a Sunday face wine we´re leaving the translation of the notes published below.
“Cut out from the grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro. It has a purplish intense look and an exotic flavour recalling fresh and stewed strawberries followed by floral touches. It has mature palate and is medium-bodied, but it is also delicate, with sweet and juicy tannins that guarantee nice texture without being cloying. The floral notes appear, bringing finesse and personality. Its flavour persists and is very pleasing. A wine that has a Sunday face with the family. Roasts and pasta can go quite well with it. 13% Alcohol. “
Opta Dão White was selected and is part of the first Portuguese Wine Guide in the Netherlands, an initiative of Krosslink – Wine Synergy, in partnership with Perswijn magazine.
With an Honour Medal is highlighted in this edition available on the site: http://www.perswijn.nl/artikel/uitslag-portugal-wijnconcours-bekend/
You can also check all qualified wines for Portuguese Wine Guide – Netherlands in: http://www.perswijn.nl/cms_media/files/Results%20Portugal%20Wine%20Tournament%20-%20Perswijn%20Krosslink.pdf
Opta Dão White 2014 is part of TOP100 of the british magazine “The Wine Merchant”. In the evaluation note Encruzado grape is referred to as Dão’s great white hope, leading this blend with a percentage of 60%. In a combination with Malvasia and Cercial, this wine is described as a “Succulent and Vibrant” dry white that delighted the judges for its “floral notes and juicy peaches that run from the nose right through to the finish”. Read More »