Producer wine
Les Vignes d’Olivier

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Languedoc

PRODUCTION :

Olivier Cohen

Olivier Cohen is a young winemaker from the Languedoc in the area behind Montpellier called the Hérault. His domaine is called Les Vignes d’Olivier and he makes an absolutely stunning rose wine as well as a number of interesting red wines.

Olivier used to sell wine rather than make wine. He worked in Nice at the well-known natural wine bar La Part des Anges as well as nearby Vinivore. It was at these venues that he developed his passion for natural wine and he became determined to learn how to make his own.

He travelled to Corsica to work with stellar winemaker Antoine Arena. This was followed by stints at Domaine Valette (a leading winemaker in the Maçon), Frederick Rivaton in Roussillon and finally with the legendary Thierry Allemand in Cornas.

He finally started work in his own vineyard in 2013 in the Languedoc where he has several really interesting plots spread over different terroirs with different aspects.

His rose is the wine that initially turned heads in France and New York, but now his red wines are also gaining respect throughout the natural wine world.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Déferlante”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Merlot, Carignan, Ugni Blanc
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 5 day co-maceration, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Déferlante Pressée”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Merlot
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Déferlante 3”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Chenin Blanc
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press of Chenin, 5 hour maceration of Syrah and Grenache, 10  hour maceration of Ugni Blanc, Carignan, and Vermentino, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Déferlante 2”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration of Syrah and Grenache, separate, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Déferlante 1”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 10 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“VO” Rouge

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Syrah, Carignan, Merlot
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 15-21 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Ronds Noirs”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Ronds Noirs LOU”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Syrah, Carignan, Merlot, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7 hour maceration, spontaneous fermentation in cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal