Chateaux Ollieux Romanis is situated in an elegant 19th century chateau at Monseret in the heart of the Boutenac region of the Corbieres and has been in the hands of the Bories family since the mid 19th century. There are 130 hectares in total and the estate is currently administered by Pierre Bories who in turn is assisted by wine maker Jean-Pierre Amiques. The vines are planted on red clay soil and face south east on a sheltered hillside known as the 'Pinada'. The estate is currently working its way to fully-organic status having dispensed with herbicides and pesticides in the late 1990's. Lo Petit Fantet d'Hyppolite blanc is a blend of 40% Roussanne, 35% Grenache Blanc and 25% Marsanne and is fermented with natural yeasts and no added sulphites. Fresh and crisp, this makes for an excellent food wine. The label is designed by Pierre's young son, Hippolyte, who often accompanies his father into the vineyards.
A pale yellow in colour. Scents of apple blossom and pear with a hint of apricot. On the palate, creamy in texture with a bright acidity and balanced minerality leading to a crisp yet honeyed finish. Try with crab lasagne, madras curry or Thai style mussels.