Producer: Chateau Ollieux-Romanis
Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre
Nutshell: Herbaceous, Spice, Round
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: No
About Chateau Ollieux-Romanis
The various estates that make up Chateaux Ollieux Romanis are situated around the village of Monseret in the heart of the Boutenac region of Corbieres (also famed for its local honey) and have been owned and run by the Bories family since the mid-19th Century. The elegant chateau is so called after the local olive trees planted by Romans, while the cellars date back to 1896 and are hewn from the estate's quarry. Jacqueline Bories has recently handed the reins to son Pierre who oversees the winemaking and is gradually converting the 130-hectare estate to organics.
Very much a wine of its place, you can smell those dry herbs immediately and that ripeness of fruit like blackberries and blueberries ready to burst you get in a hot climate. Not an oaky wine, this is about purity and the quality of the blend speak volumes.