About Opolo Blanc De Blancs Sparkling Wine Brut:
First release of Opolo Blanc de Blancs Sparkling is produced with ‘Methode Champenoise’, or the Traditional Method.
Opolo Blanc De Blancs Sparkling wine boasts a mid straw gold hue and a light yeast, peach, and floral nose that is both refreshing and invigorating. With low to mid-level acidity, this sparkling wine offers a semi-long peachy flavor profile that culminates in a crisp finish.
The fruit for the sparkling is grown in the fertile San Joaquin Valley with traditional 10 foot spacing in the vineyards. The soil composition the vineyards consists of rich loam with alluvial deposits from granite sources which aids in drainage. French Colombard is the second most widely planted wine grape in California; it is known for its ability to retain its natural acidity and give balance to cuvées.
The winemaking team followed the process used in the Champagne region of France to produce Champagne, which contains not one, but two fermentations. The second fermentation on Opolo Blanc de Blancs happens inside the bottle, ensuring the best quality when opened for enjoyment and an amazing “POP”!
About The Winery:
Opolo Vineyards has a long established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines in Paso Robles, California. With nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and west side of Paso Robles, Opolo Vineyards is privy to a wide range in climate, soil and growing potential—allowing extensive range of varietals to flourish. This variety combined with the passion behind the brand has made Opolo a favorite of wine enthusiasts everywhere.
They say good fences make good neighbors, but it was a love of wine and winemaking that was the connection between Opolo proprietors Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols.
Their two families have lived side-by-side in Camarillo since 1996. As Nichols remembers, “I knew Rick to say hello to, but that was about it. Then one day, he said to me, ‘Hey Dave, I just planted 10,000 grapevines!’” And so began the evolution of Opolo, one of Paso Robles’ premier labels. Quinn and Nichols have been neighbors in two counties since 1997 when Nichols bought vineyard property adjoining Quinn’s. Together they now own and farm nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and westside of Paso Robles.
Opolo’s estate vineyards were established in 1995, with sites on both the west and east side of Paso Robles. The topographically diverse, coastal landscape of the westside vineyards provides for an intense and unique flavor profile. The heat and dryness of the east side vineyard make it an ideal microclimate for growing Bordeaux varietals. Home to a wide range of varietals, the estate vineyards help allow the team at Opolo to create many unique single varietals as well as award winning blends.