CHATEAU OLLIEUX ROMANIS, “LO PETIT FANTET D’HIPPOLYTE” BLANC, LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

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VITICULTURE
Chateaux Ollieux Romanis is a historic estate in the heart of Corbieres near to Montseret, owned by the Bories family. The area was utilised by the Romans for olives groves, hence the name. You may recognise the label as ‘The one with the red tractor’ – it’s red counterpart being a firm favourite among the iron & rose shelves and this white blend deserves just as much attention. An organic blend of native grapes from the heart of the Languedoc where it gets incredibly hot and this heat really translates through the wine.
WINEMAKING
Each parcel is picked separately in the cooler early daylight hours for gentle pressing that same morning, and each is fermented at a low temperature. To a base of Grenache Blanc, Viognier is blended along with co-fermented pairs of Roussanne/Marsanne and Bourboulenc/Clairette (for freshness). Over the years the proportion vinified in stainless steel has increased, with approximately a quarter of the wine now vinified and matured for 6 months in 3rd fill 300l French oak barrels.
OAK TREATMENT
No
TASTING NOTE

Refreshing and dry. Fresh and balanced, with lovely, crisp white fruits and waxy texture.
FOOD MATCHING
Great with poultry, pasta, vegetarian and grilled fish.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: No

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