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Willi Opitz,Opitz One

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Vintage: 1993
Grape Varieties:
Zweigelt 100% Colour: Dessert Wine
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 375ml half bottle
Willi Opitz, a mechanical engineer by training, is a cheerful and earnest man and his wines inspire the same kind of reaction as the man himself. From 8 hectares of vines, located in the town of Illmitz, near the Hungarian border, Willi produces a remarkable range of dessert wines, including such exotic creations as red Eiswein and Schilfwein (made from grapes dried on reeds). From his incredibly concentrated, award-winning sweet wines to his Muskat Ottonel, his wines reward those who want excellence but are willing to be adventurous. His CD of the sounds of his cellars full of fermenting wines - The Sounds of Wine - was released a couple of years ago and holds a special position in many wine lovers' CD collections!
Willi Opitz has to be more than a bit of a showman. Who else would have the pizazz to name his flagship wine “Opitz One.” The Mondavis were not impressed, thinking it rather too similar to their own “Opus One.” Winemaker Opitz eventually reconsidered, renaming it “Mr. President” for those bottles destined for the United States. He had in the interim sent a case to Bill Clinton and in time the ex-president stopped by the winery while on a visit to Austria. All innovative marketing. As is the Opitz wine business link to British Airways and McLaren Mercedes F1 racing team.

Food Pairing
Totally delightful with Castello blue cheese and plum chutney.

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