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Olivier Ravoire History, Overview
The wine of Olivier Ravoire is relatively recent. The wines came about after Roger Ravoire created their negociant firm in 1987. Their negociant company was named Cellier Val Durance. The next step came about in 2004 when the son of Roger Ravoire joined the company, Olivier Ravoire. Once Olvier joined the company full time, they changed the name of the firm to Rovoir & Fils.
Ravoier & Fils produce a wide range of wines from not only the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation, but they also make wine in Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Violes and the Cotes du Rhone appellation in the southern Rhone Valley. In the Northern Rhone Valley, they produce and sell wines from Cote Rotie and Crozes Hermitage.
Olivier Ravoire Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
In Chateauneuf du Pape, Olivier Ravoire produces a red Chateauneuf du Pape wine and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
When to Drink Olivier Ravoire, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Olivier Ravoire can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Olivier Ravoire is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-10 years after the vintage.
Serving Olivier Ravoire with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Olivier Ravoire is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Olivier Ravoire is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, barbecue and grilled meat dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Olivier Ravoire is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
The white wine of Olivier Ravoire is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Olivier Ravoire Wine Tasting Notes
11 Vintages 14,392 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2018||Olivier Ravoire Oriflamme (St. Joseph)|
Medium-bodied, fresh, light and with nice lift and sweetness in the peppery fruit that is already quite easy to drink. 89 Points
1,059 Views Tasted Feb 14, 2021
|2018||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
With a strong herbal tone to the red fruit, the wine is round, lush and fruity. The tannins are ripe, the wine is rich, but the garrigue and green olive tone is quite strong this year. 88 Points
1,273 Views Tasted Oct 12, 2020
|2018||Olivier Ravoire (Crozes-Hermitage)|
Medium-bodied, very fresh, bright and tart, the fruit has a lot of lift and crisp, crunchy qualities if that is what you are looking for. 86 Points
1,071 Views Tasted Feb 23, 2021
|2017||Olivier Ravoire Hallebarde (Côte-Rôtie)|
Medium-bodied, the smoke, oak, earth, herbs, truffle and deep red fruits are the first thing you notice. The wine is fresh, elegant, lifted, vibrant and spicy with sweet, juicy cherries in the finish. This should drink well with just a few years of aging. 91 Points
1,011 Views Tasted Feb 14, 2021
|2017||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Medium bodied, forward, soft and approachable, the wine is on the sweet, refined cherry side of the style range, with a hit of spice in the soft, kirsch oriented finish. This should be easy to like on release. The wine was produced from blending 80% Grenache with 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 90 Points
1,725 Views Tasted Sep 24, 2019
|2017||Olivier Ravoire Armatura (Gigondas)|
Lush, sweet, juicy red fruits and spice with a nice slice of crushed stone and round tannins help finish everything off nicely. Quite stylish. 90 Points
1,069 Views Tasted Feb 23, 2021
|2015||Olivier Ravoire (Côte-Rôtie)|
With an interesting citrus note to the ripe, sensually textured red fruits, the wine is loaded with soft, juicy, ripe, spiced black raspberries, cherries and enough, chalky tannins to allow for aging and evolution. 92 Points
1,366 Views Tasted Feb 11, 2019
|2015||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
With a nose of florals, kirsch and spice, the wine is medium bodied, soft and polished, with a peppery, fleshy, cherry note that kicks in with the finish. This should be charming on release. The wine was produced from blending 80% Grenache with 20% Syrah. 90 Points
1,844 Views Tasted Aug 21, 2017
|2014||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Medium bodied, fresh, soft and polished, with an elegant, charm and loads of sweet, ripe, peppery cherries, kirsch and strawberry that are already showing their character. 88 Points
1,141 Views Tasted Jun 23, 2016
|2012||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Oak, licorice and waxy red fruits combine to produce a soft, easy drinking, medium bodied wine with a kirsch finish. 88 Points
1,670 Views Tasted Sep 10, 2014
|2011||Olivier Ravoire (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Medium bodied early drinking wine with an herbaceous, cherry center. 86 Points
1,163 Views Tasted Aug 19, 2014