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Chateau Ollieux Romanis, Cuvee Classique 2018
Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Luscious red and black flavours are counterpointed by the drier garrigue notes of bay leaf and rosemary, as well as tobacco leaf and pepper.
Sourced from old vines (particularly Carignan) in this warm region on the Languedoc. The wine is fermented in tank with the Carignan portion of the blend given a carbonic maceration to soften the tannins. Syrah adds the colour and backbone and Grenache some red fruit flavours.
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.