Opus One Winery
Opus One Winery
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-Opus one storyOpus one that two people in California and Bordeaux wine world,The owner (Robert Mondavi) Robert mondaviweinary founder Robert Mondavi and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Baron Philippe Rothschild (Baron Philippine de Rothschild)With in joint ventures (1979) born Bordeaux-style wines. Label profile of two people and sign the written.
Opus (Opus One) and the musical terms with works number one, in the sense"Bottle of wine Symphony, a glass of wine by the glass is like a melody is'The that is named Baron Philippe's idea. Stacking two head images I'll see if you look closely at the label was Opus one and under written, sign of Mondavi and Baron Philippe. I learned that first budget for this project was $ 13 million 10 million $ $ in advance soil testing, winery construction site in fact is directly above the geothermal hot springs and pushing up soil temperature up to 22 ° C. Took the way over 8 million dollar dreams, I realized I wanted Mondavi and seal the land, surrounded by cushioning material cellar cool all the way.
Also made the grapes to squeeze under the weight of natural grapes, grape juice (= wine raw material) and at the top of the winery received, do not use pump in addition to gravity flow underground tank systems. Surrounded by Bank sprang into a pyramid ship seen from the outside like a modern Winery, it looks like. Eventually Winery completed in 1991, when the initial investment is it was already 25500000 dollars (= 2700000000 JPY).
Started Opus one is a mind boggling construction costs, from one WRT. It is the phylloxera pest problems hit the vineyards in 1990. Near the winery and Opus as well as one for this disease most grape rootstock should be replanted phylloxera-resistant rootstock but on full repotting spent five to seven years and cost $ 3 million. But Mondavi, morale is high.
"Phylloxera problem is we had bad luck it's just. Really should cost over the winery have been painful. Everyone really felt under pressure. We've done everything. To ask for our wine making. So, with money. I said it was all crazy. You can see one. Over the next few hundred years. 」
Partner Baron f lip incidentally passed away in 1988, but the piece after daughter Baroness Philip Rothschild, Mouton's technical personnel dispatched, with Mondavi's engineers are passionate about quality of Opus one.
In 1979 and during 1980, of Opus one first popped up on the market, its price was $ 50. Price of fine California wines at that time is $ 15 to $ 20 in spite. Wine critics price this grandchild popping up in "Opus Won! (Opus have won! : English pronunciation would be labeled as "Opus one"), and is described as a production officer of Mondavi, Tim Mondavi,"Better quality (Excellent) far from perfect (Perfect) so.And has reportedly declared as a matter of course.
An impressive etiquette "Baron Philippe,"Robert Mondavi' profiles is drawn to stylish. Opus one of California wine no one wants to drink once.
-Robert Mondavi is called the father of California wine!Fruition due to its innovative spirit and respect for the traditional vision of his compare wines with great wines around the world building in California, the number of premium wine on dinner tables around the world. In 1966, when 53-year-old along with his son Michael started from scratch, the Robert Mondavi Winery. His goal was in the European tradition and technology combined with American technology, management and marketing expertise. In the late 1960s, at the Robert Mondavi Winery tried cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks and oak France Otaru, California introduced many winemaking skills.
Also Winery and hosts jazz and classical music concerts, art exhibitions, invited chefs of France, opened a cooking school, is in many waysBless wine food and art, the wine is great inbetween life be part ofThat will convey the traditions of Mondavi family said.
Succeeded in 1978 and started operation of the Lodi Woodbridge Winery, is traditional while large wineries produce wines of high quality. Opus one released, and founded the winery Baron Philippe Rothschild that owns the Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux of France as the first joint venture in 1979, and joint management.
"Building incorporating the differences in culture and traditions, from Bordeaux and California and the best talent technology's own style, features, and staff with wine.It is a concept rather has fruition.
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