Cuvee Alice 2017, Chateaux Ollieux Romanis, Corbieres, France (O)

juicy, fresh, summer fruits
I’m not sure to whom the ‘Alice’ in the title refers, but whoever she is she should be proud of her wine! This is a fantastic little red from Corbieres from an equally fantastic producer. It’s made of up of Carignan in the main with some grenache and goes to show what you can do when you let good grapes do the talking. Produced with a distinctly ‘hands off’ approach using organic viticuture this wonderful wine is deep and rich with juicy red fruit flavours suported by excellent minerality and the very judicious use of oxidation.