Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wine of the Week - Château Ollieux-Romanis Rosé "Cuvée Classique"

Today's featured rosé comes from the south of France and looks the part. However, there's a twist to this wine - the Château Ollieux-Romanis Rosé Corbières "Cuvée Classique" is more than just a summer sipper. Garnering 90 points from the Wine Advocate, reviewer Joe Czerwinski writes:
"Plump and medium-bodied, with a silky texture, the 2018 Corbieres Rose Cuvee Classique is a rare blend of 60% Grenache Gris, 25% Cinsault and 15% Grenache Noir. Scents of berries and hints of garrigue and licorice give this rich, textural rosé something extra. Worth pairing with meat dishes."

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.

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