Chateau Romanin wine quickly made its place among the great names of Provence and the Alpilles thanks to its quality wines. The 50 hectares of Romanin vineyard is worked in biodynamics.
It all began in 2006, while Anne-Marie and Jean-Louis Charmolüe fell under the charm of Château Romanin. This property nestled in the heart of the Alpilles has existed for centuries since it houses ruins of the Templars castle. Their ambition has always been to produce wines that are balanced, generous and deep in the image of the terroir of Romanin. 2018 begins with the death of Jean-Louis Charmolüe, who used to say that “The great estates always have a history.” Chateau Romanin and Provence viticulture lost a great man. Today, Anne-Marie has gone to join her husband and Romanin continues today its quest for wines of excellence.
The beginnings of Château Romanin were marked by the majority production of red wines, however, after its acquisition by Anne-Marie and Jean-Louis, production diversified and balanced to also produce white and rosé wines, on the Alpilles terroir. Plots were grubbed up and replanted to make the best of each variety, including Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise for red and rosé wines, which account for 45 % and 40 % of production, respectively. The Clairette and the Grenache are added to the Roussanne and Rolle already present in order to offer white Romanin wines in appellation Les Baux-de-Provence.
Château Romanin has several ranges of wines, its exceptional cuvée Le Cœur is produced only during the great vintages, the first dating back to 1998. The cuvée Grand Vin is produced in the three colours in appellation Les Baux-de-Provence and requires a more or less long ageing in lightnings and barrels or on lees, which gives it a very fineness and complexity. Chateau Romanin La Chapelle, on the same appellation, comes from young vines and is a generous wine while remaining elegant. Finally, Romanin produces a cuvée full of freshness in IGP Alpilles in red, rosé and white that encourages more conviviality and delicacies.
Romanin IGP Alpilles rosé is a wine of pleasure, scented with notes of wild strawberry and red currant. In the mouth, this wine is greedy and sweet, there are also citrus notes and a nice freshness in the finish.
Chateau Romanin Grand Vin Rosé wine has a subtle nose with notes of blackberries and strawberries as well as citrus fruits such as tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. The attack is frank and generous, we find a beautiful roundness and breadth in the mouth. The length is beautiful and slightly iodised. A sweet and saliating wine, which prompts the next sip on...
Chateau Romanin La Chapelle is a fruity and expressive red wine. Its tangy red berry aromas are supported by a sweet minty scent. The attack is lively and generous. Add aromas of nuts and undergrowth for more complexity, the tannins are fine and melted enough. A nice wine from the Alpilles!
Chateau Romanin Grand Vin White is rather discreet in the nose and then reveals mineral notes, citrus and exotic fruits. The white flowers bring a delicate touch to the whole. On the palate, this wine is frank and lively, it has a very nice balance between tension and fat. The length is iodised and suave.
Chateau Romanin Grand Vin Red is sumptuous, its complexity can be felt directly on the nose with cherry, blackberry but also blueberry and strawberry. Smoky, humus and leather notes as well as spices complement each other. The mouth is supple, generous and structured. We discover a nice length with a mineral and fresh touch on the finish. A real favorite!