Producer: Chateau Ollieux Romanis
Grape: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Bottle Size: 75cl
A very pale salmon-pink in colour. On the nose, scents of wild herbs, raspberries and violets. On the palate, clean and refreshing with crisp red-fruit flavours of bitter cherries and raspberries with a hint of wild mint and pepper. Excellent acidity and a spicy finish.
Ollieux Romanis is a magnificent property with a huge winery nestling at the centre of its vines. The winery and wine cellar were built in 1896; these buildings were built from stone quarried from within the property and they still stand proud today. The first parcel of Carignan was planted in 1896, and it is still used for production of grapes today. The Carignan grape variety has become the leitmotif of the Bories family- Pierre’s mother, Jacqueline, who was the winemaker in the 1970’s resisted all the hype that grew up in the 1970’s around the Syrah grape, and highlighted the Carignan grape in her wines. It is still the case for Pierre and his team.