Capucine Rouge 2016

75cl Château Ollieux Romanis Syrah, Carignan France > Languedoc Juicy, easy drinking
A fruity, uncomplicated yet utterly drinkable wine from Corbières in the Languedoc. This superb wine has an alluring dusky aroma of faint bonfire smoke and savoury olives, followed by pure concentrated fruit on the palate.

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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