Located in Boutenac, just south of the village of Corbieres in the Languedoc region, Ollieux Romanis is now one of the largest privately owned wineries in Corbieres, 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.
89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Raised in a mix of demi-muids and barriques, the 2016 Corbieres Blanc Cuvee Prestige is a blend of 45% Roussanne, 45% Marsanne and 10% Grenache Blanc. It offers subtle aromas of toasted grain, white peach and melon, then a medium-bodied palate with a silky mouthfeel. A touch of scorched orange zest appears on the finish.