Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Château Ollieux-Romanis in Wine Advocate

The newest issue of Wine Advocate has come out and Château Ollieux-Romanis has received praise for their latest vintages. Joe Czerwinski says of the estate: "Vinifications emphasize indigenous yeasts, minimal sulfur additions and generally cool ferments. Bories is adding more and more 600-liter demi-muids to his cellar as time goes on, finding they harmonize well with the fruit he is growing."

Located in Boutenac, just south of the village of Corbières in the Languedoc region, Ollieux-Romanis is now one of the largest privately owned wineries in Corbières, spanning some 130 hectares. Along with the Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne, all of which are quite common to the Languedoc, the Bories also cultivate Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Merlot, and Mourvèdre, the “unapproved” varietals going into their fun entry-level VdP label Capucines. Ollieux-Romanis is also currently working its way to fully organic status, having dispensed with herbicides and pesticides in the late 1990s.

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