Originally, Château Romanin’s vineyards produced mainly red wines. Since the arrival of Anne-Marie and Jean-Louis Charmolüe, the split between red, white and rosé has been rebalanced with a particular focus on the red and white “Grands Vins”.
In order to produce the finest quality wines, some vines were grubbed up while others were planted and carefully tended. Today the Domaine produces 45% red wines, 40% rosés and 15% whites. It has opted to use the noblest and expressive red varietals – Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Counoise. The Rolle (Vermentino) and Roussanne white grape varieties were already growing on the domaine, so Grenache Blanc and Clairette were also planted which allowed Château Romanin to obtain the Les Baux-de-Provence AOP for its white wine.
The red, white or rosé wines are all excellent, all are ambassadors for some
of the finest wines of Provence.
Le Cœur was first produced back in 1998. In great vintages, it is aged in new barrels. Derived from the best terroir, deep soils with good porosity (and very stony in the Alpilles foothills), and the careful blending together of the finest grapes, this concentrate of quality, taste and savoir-faire has grown in quality over the years to become what it is today – a well-structured, deep and noble wine. Le Cœur is an outstanding red wine.
This wine bears the signature of Jean-Louis Charmolüe who used to put the finishing touch to the blends.
A veritable monument of architecture, this underground cellar was built to ensure perfect harmony and coherence between biodynamic vineyard cultivation and cellar work.
AOP Les Baux-de-Provence
Not far from Le Cœur, the grapes for our Grand Vin Rouge (red fine wine) grow in an ideal terroir on the foothills of the Alpilles. The vines are planted in soils that are mixtures of clay, silt and sand, and either contain a little or a lot of stones. The grape varieties – Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache – confer character and finesse to this wine aged for at least 18 months in foudres (large oak vats) and barrels in the heart of the “cathedral winery”. This high-quality wine is in total resonance with the Provençal landscape.
In an ideal terroir on the foothills of the Alpilles.
Grand Vin Blanc & Grand Vin Rosé
AOP Les Baux-de-Provence
The vines for these wines grow in very stony soil, made up of clay, silt and limestone, found at the foot of the Alpilles mountain foothills from where one can spy the ruins of the château to the south. This terroir is propitious to the production of a Grand Vin. The grapes for the Grand Vin Rosé (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Counoise) and the Grand Vin Blanc (Rolle, Roussanne, Grenache blanc and Clairette) express concentration and finesse. The wines undergo 6 months ageing, the rosés on their fine lees and the whites on their fine and gross lees with occasional bâtonnage (stirring up of the lees) in the winery’s stainless-steel vats.
This terroir is propitious to the production of a Grand Vin.
AOP Les Baux-de-Provence - Red
This wine, from the estate’s young vines, is aged in stainless-steel vats and is therefore totally unoaked. It is succulent and warm with lovely garrigue scrubland aromas hinting at the Alpilles mountains that surround and nourish the vineyards. Since it was first produced in 1995, its quality and appeal have continued to grow. The mounting success of this wine, vintage after vintage, can be put down to the meticulous selection work carried out by Château Romanin. La Chapelle is an elegant and feisty wine, bringing you a taste of the terroir of the Alpilles!
La Chapelle is an elegant and feisty wine, bringing you a taste of the terroir of the Alpilles!
IGP Alpilles - red - rose - white
In 2016, the “Mas de Romanin” wine became “Romanin” and was given a more contemporary label. This is a joyous, succulent and festive wine, bursting with the flavours and scents of Provence. Its lovely floral notes will be appreciated from the aperitif through to the dessert and its convivial character makes it perfect for enjoying around the table with family and friends.
Its freshness and joyful personality are an absolute delight on the palate. The perfect wine
A.O.P. de la Vallée des Baux-de-Provence
Our estate also includes four hectares of olive trees, exalted by the vineyards and the natural environment. These olive groves are located on the northern slope of the Alpilles mountains, where they are planted in filtering soils and enjoy a dry climate and good exposure to sunlight. Grown biodynamically like the wines, our local varieties of olives – Aglandau (still called Béruguette), Grossane, Salonenque, Verdale and Picholine – develop different characters and intensities.
Benefitting from the “Protected Designation of Origin”, the AOP (PDO) Vallée des Baux-de-Provence (a guarantee of optimal quality and traceability at European level), Château Romanin’s olive oil is renowned for its distinctive character.
At the end of October, the olives are picked using the raking technique, transported to the mill and pressed in under 24 hours to preserve the freshness of the fruit. De-leafed, washed and crushed, the olives have turned into a paste, which is slowly stirred and then cold pressed.
AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Extra Virgin olive oil
Our sweet, soft and fresh AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Extra Virgin olive oil, with its vegetal and slightly spicy notes, will add a little something to your cuisine. The blend of the estate’s olive varieties creates a lovely intensity on the palate. This olive oil, with its lovely balance between delicate bitterness and a subtly peppery fieriness, is a top-quality culinary product. Delicate, complex and harmonious, it is perfect for drizzling over food. It is great with hot dishes as well as raw vegetables and cheese.
AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Virgin olive oil
Our AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Virgin olive oil comes from a blend of the olives varieties previously mentioned. The harvested olives are transported to the mill and stored in crates, protected from oxygen, for a few days. They then ferment alongside each other and turn black. Our craft production consists of conducting a light fermentation, using all our skills and experience, to recreate the candied black olive flavour typical of the grindstone mills of yesteryear. This oil is perfect with green vegetables, grilled white meats and fish carpaccio. Intense and sweet, it will delight all lovers of matured olives.
Eau de vie de Provence
Marc de Provence
Appellation Eau-de-Vie de Marc de Provence Réglementée
Once upon a time, we came across some mysterious barrels lying hidden away in our “cathedral winery”. To our surprise, they contained a liquid which is now prized: grape marc, eau de vie or Marc de Provence from Château Romanin. Benefitting from an appellation which has been classified since 1942, Château Romanin’s “Eau-de-vie du Marc de Provence” presents an exquisite golden hue with bright amber tints.
It plunges you into an array of complex, fruity and sweet aromas which invite you on a voyage back in time, evoking all kinds of images. This chance coming together of flavours is preserved through a «solera» type production method wherein the marc is constantly rejuvenated by new eau de vie. Even if the “Marc de Château Romanin” was not something we were originally planning to produce, these days we wouldn’t be without it!
An exquisite golden hue with bright amber tints
Medals & Rewards
Gorgeous deep red ruby hue with some light brick-red tints. Wild, smoky nose with hints of game and undergrowth. The palate is sanguine, roasted with peppery notes. The flesh is juicy and the tannins are melted. This is a mature wine with notes of roasted fig and truffle. Elegant finish with southern accents.
The Salon International Millésime Bio’s organic wine competition. 253 medals awarded. Among the gold medal-winning wines, four, including the 2007 Chateau Romanin Red, received special mentions.