Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

Pierre Bories, Lo Petite Fantet d'Hippolyte, Rouge, Languedoc, France

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Corbières
  • Suggested Pairings
  • 13% ABV
  • Organic

Pierre Bories Lo Petite Fantet d'Hippolyte is a perfect belend of Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah. On the nose it tantalizes with notes of ripe cherry fruit, herbs, thyme, and rosemary. Experience it's smooth finish, bright acidity, and balanced tannins after each lingering sip! 

Located in Boutenac, just south of the village of Corbières in the Languedoc region, Ollieux Romanis is now one of the largest privately owned wineries in Corbières, spanning some 130 hectares. First planted to vine in the 11th century AD. Today it is owned and maintained by the Bories family, who settled at Les Ollieux some 200 years ago.  Pierre Bories is assisted by winemaker Jean-Pierre Amiques. Les Ollieux is currently working its way to fully organic status having dispensed with herbicides and pesticides in the late 1990s. Instead, Pierre composts with marc, or the leftover solids (sins, seeds, pulps, pits) of his grapes and olives after pressing. 80% of the harvest is done manually (rare for such a large estate) – all grapes for Atal Sia (their high end cuvee) and Corbieres Classique red and white harvested manually.

Farming Practices: Organic/ Low Intervention 
Harvesting Method: Manual 
Soils: Red Clear Soil  
Fermentation: Fermented with native yeasts
Yeast: NativeSulfur: no additional sulphites 
Filtration: unfiltered & unfined