Natural handmade wine from vineyards cultivated with organic and biodynamic agriculture - all carried out by hand in both the vineyards and in the winery!
"Opi d'aqui" is translated as "opium from here" from the ancient language of Occitan, a descendant of the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire.
Here in Languedoc is THE culture of vine - an ancient culture with 2000 years of history.
Philippe Formentin discovered a small vineyard nestling in the wild countryside near Clermont l'Hérault a couple of years ago. He decided this was the place where he would realise his dream of making his own totally natural wine without the use of chemicals.
After having worked 10 years at Domaine Chabanon in Lagamas, near Montpellier, Philippe Formentin, became a "flying winemaker", consulting in vineyards around the world - in California, Corsica, Russia, and India.
The grapes are picked by hand and allowed to ferment naturally without sulphites so the juice extracted is 100% grape and totally natural. Much care and attention is put into the vinification process ensuring the wines are pure, light and fresh.
Philippe's first Cuvée of 2011 quickly sold out! On the back of this success he has created five distinctive wines for the 2012 vintage - 'Les Cliquets' as a white Chardonnay, a rosé Grenache and a red Mourvèdre - and two red, 'Les Fainéants' which is a blend 'assemblage' of Grenache and Mourvèdre and 'Ménage à Trois' a blend of three plots but 100% Grenache.
The name and the very distinctive labels makes it easy to remember, and once tasted it will be very hard to forget.
One to watch and definitely one to try!