Ollieux Romanis - Lo petit fantet d'Hippolyte - red
Lo petit fantet d'Hippolyte from Ollieux romanis is made of Carignan, Grenache noir and Syrah "vieilles vignes" between 60-100 years old. The harvest is done manually and the grapes are harvested separately per grape variety. The finalized wine is stored for 1 year on oak barrels before bottling. No sulfites are added, but the wine is quite normal and may be even stored a couple of years!
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
- Classification : AOP Corbières
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2018
- Alcohol degree : 14.5 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Ollieux Romanis is located about 10 km from Narbonne in the wine district of Corbières, in the heart of Languedoc. The estate dates back to the Roman times, but wine was first cultivated only in the 1800s. Even today a part of the wine is actually produced from the vines of that time. The Carignan grape takes an important place in production with its 60 hectares of vines with the respectable ages of between 50 and 110 years. Today, it is family Jacqueline and François Bories who owns the winery and produces charming wines made with outstanding professionalism and serious work.
A dark red color with ruby red shades. The nose is discreet, but fresh and fruity. The palate is round and soft with silky tannins, but also very fresh with elements of dark mature berries, mainly plums. A red wine to pair with most dishes, but preferrably to grilled meat.