Château Ollieux-Romanis Corbières-Boutenac "Cuvée Prestige"
Located in Boutenac, just south of the village of Corbières in the Languedoc region. 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. The domaine flourished while tend to under the care of the monks, with their daily religious ritual of producing sacramental wine. 40% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and the balance Syrah, aged mostly in once and twice used barrels. Beautiful, with notes of spice, violets, blackcurrants and blackberries. Rich, medium-bodied. Roussillon, France