Producer: Chateau Ollieux-Romanis
Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
Style: Dry Red
In a Nutshell: Ripe, Youthful, Floral, Herbaceous
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
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.
Carbonic Maceration makes this an intriguing style of red. Even though it’s got plenty of body there’s a freshness about the wine that makes it very glugable. Lots of dark fruits and also that garigue herb nose of thyme and rosemary.