FRANCE | FAUGÈRES
Domaine Ollier Taillefer is run by 5th generation winemakers Luc and Francoise Ollier.
What’s distinct about Ollier’s products is the expression of the terroir: The geological formation of the schist soil is unique at Faugéres. As a crumbly soil, schist allows the roots to penetrate deep into the ground. It also contributes to the freshness, minerality, and fine tannins. Moreover, their vineyards are at the highest zone of the appellation.
Together, these are ideal conditions for producing great wines that are fresh with minerality while being robust and elegant.
Ollier’s 30 hectares of vineyards are organically farmed and certified. They are an excellent representation of a quality-conscious boutique winery that have brought this Languedoc region of Faugére into the spotlight.
FAUGÉRES GRANDE RÉSERVE
Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
The Grande Reserve is silky and elegant with aromas of ripe red fruits, soft spice, and notes of garrigue. Smooth on the palate with fine tannins and a long finish, this wine will pair well with roast lamb, fowl, mature cheeses.
"A terrific bistro red, this domaine's 2015 Faugeres Grande Reserve is a tank-aged assemblage of 30% each Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, with 10% Mourvèdre. Classic Carignan notes of green peppercorns and herbal nuances add interest to the blend of blueberry, cherry and raspberry fruit. Drink this medium-bodied, silky, quaffable red over the next few years." — Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (September 2018)
- 90 POINTS - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (September 2018)
- Available at BC Liquor Stores