Corbières Cuvee Prestige 2014

75cl Château Ollieux Romanis Carignan,Grenache, Mourvèdre,Syrah France > Languedoc Rich, full-bodied, elegant and complex
The Cuvee Prestige is probably the finest red wine of the appellation and unquestionably the best we have encountered. From Carignan vines (up to 100 years old) plus the usual grape suspects (see Classique blend) with concentrated flavours of black cherries, cocoa butter, liquorice and balsam. Aged in wood for about fifteen months this Corbières is impressive in youth, but could happily lay down for years to come. Try pairing with French regional dishes such as Laguiole cheese, duck with orange, lamb stew, roast pigeon or rabbit stew. Bon appetit!

Ollieux Romanis is a magnificent property established in 1860. In 1978, current owners, Jacqueline and Francois Bories took over the estate with the intention of producing Corbières wines which best express the Boutenac terroir. 2001 saw the arrival of their son Pierre to the business, who injected new energy into the property, including the introduction of four new cuvees. Pierres’ efforts are gaining recognition, he recently featured in a Decanter article highlighting Corbières rising stars. The estate has almost 70 hectares of vines, including 21 hectares of magnificent Carignan which provide the backbone of their red wines, the youngest of these vines being around 50 years-old and the oldest 109 years old. The wines are a sincere expression of the dry, dusty, garrigue-scented terroir of the region, with appetising ripe fruit and a warm, savoury edge.

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