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GENERAL INFORMATION
 

Producer: Famille Bories

Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Founded: 1868
Annual Production (of all wines): 800,000 bottles
Farming: Organic, Vegan
Websitewww.chateaulesollieux.com

 

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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. First planted to vine in the 11th century AD, Ollieux Romanis actually came into existence as a farm producing grains, olives, and mutton in Roman times, some eight centuries earlier. It was the Durban-Latreille family who saw its potential and began planting it to vine. Soon, a priory was formed and the domaine flourished, as tending to the vine was part of the monks’ daily religious ritual, for production of the holy sacrament.

 

Through the Middle Ages Les Ollieux became part of the Abbey of Fontfroide and then subsequently changed hands many times. Today it is owned and maintained by the Bories family, who settled at Les Ollieux some 200 years ago.  Pierre Bories is assisted by winemaker Jean-Pierre Amiques.  There are some very interesting  and unusual terroirs featured at the domaine, including Mediterranean red clay, sandstone, and puddingstone. Along with the requisite Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne, 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.

 

Les Ollieux is currently working its way to fully organic status having dispensed with herbicides and pesticides in the late 1990s. Instead, Pierre composts with marc, or the leftover solids (sins, seeds, pulps, pits) of his grapes and olives after pressing. 80% of the harvest is done manually (rare for such a large estate) – all grapes for Atal Sia (their high end cuvee) and Corbieres Classique red and white harvested manually.

 

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

"CAPUCINE" BLANC
Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc
Technical sheet

87 pts WA - Capucine Blanc 2011

CORBIERES "CLASSIQUE" BLANC

Appellation: Corbières
Varietal: Roussanne, Macabeu, Grenache
Technical sheet

"CAPUCINE" ROSE
Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc
Varietals: Cinsault, Grenache Gris
Technical sheet

CORBIERES "CUVEE CLASSIQUE" ROSE
Appellation: Corbières
Varietal: Cinsault, Grenache Gris
Technical sheet

90 pts WA - Classique Rosé 2018

87 pts WA - Classique Rosé 2017

90 pts WE - Classique Rosé 2014

"CAPUCINE" ROUGE

Appellation: Vin de Pays de l'Aude

Varietals: Carignan, Grenache Noir,

Syrah, Merlot

Technical sheet

88 pts WA - Capucine Rouge 2011

 

CORBIERES "CUVEE CLASSIQUE" ROUGE
Appellation: Corbières
Varietal: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Technical sheet

90 pts WA - Classique Rouge 2017

89-91 pts WA - Classique Rouge 2016

88-90 pts WA - Classique Rouge 2015

CORBIERES "CUVEE PRESTIGE" ROUGE
Appellation: Corbières
Varietal: Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Technical sheet

91 pts WA - Prestige Rouge 2017

91 pts WA - Prestige Rouge 2016

90-92 pts WA - Prestige Rouge 2015

92 pts WA - Prestige Rouge 2014

CORBIERES BOUTENAC "ATAL SIA"
Appellation: Corbières Boutenac
Varietal: Carignan, Grenache,

Mourvedre, Syrah
Technical sheet

93 pts WA - Atal Sia 2015

93 pts DC - Atal Sia 2015

90 pts WA - Atal Sia 2013

90 pts WE - Atal Sia 2013

89 pts WS - Atal Sia 2013

CORBIERES "LO PETIT

FANTET D'HIPPOLYTE"

Appellation: Corbières 
Varietal: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Technical sheet

91 pts WA - Lo Petit Fantet 2017

Loic Baccou Conducts an Ollieux-Romanis Tasting (French)

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