Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2019 Regional Profile of Corbière; (see blue link below).
Chateaux Ollieux Romanis, Atal Sia 2015 - February 2019 Decanter review
A family owned vineyard for several generations Château Les Ollieux Romanis is in Montseret (an area also renowned for honey flavoured with thyme, rosemary and lavender), situated in the heart of the Boutenac region, an area dedicated to the cultivation vines since Roman times. The vines are located on a sheltered hillside facing south east.
The grapes for the Atal Sia are grown on the pudding stone (over sandstone) terroir of Boutenac. This is a lush confection of Carignan 45%; Grenache 25%; Mourvèdre 25% and a dollop of Syrah for spice. No oak here yet this is still a deep and intense wine with black fruits, orange peel, spice and liquorice and a smooth, silky, almost sweet palate.
The grapes for this wine are harvested manually before undergoing whole cluster maceration. Once the winemaking process is complete, the wine spends a year maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.
This has had no oak influence, yet is still a deep and intense wine with characteristics of black fruits, orange peel, spice and liquorice, as well as a smooth, silky, almost sweet palate.