Proprietor's Reserve

40% Merlot / 40% Syrah / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

A perfume that made me close my eyes, just to breathe it in. Sweet damson, spiced dried fruit, figs and wet tea leaves. Rich and chocolatey, with plenty of dark plum tang and cinnamon. This tastes much more American than Languedoc – something that is more or less what I have noticed in all their wines. Very long. Velvety. Hedonistic.
JancisRobinson.com, Tamlyn Currin

reserve wine o'vineyardsThe reserve is our most daring wine, characterized by a long whole-berry fermentation in 500 Liter oak barrels.  Some people say this sort of “integral fermentation” creates wine with a totally different feel than traditional fermentation.  It retains fruit like a carbonic maceration, but it”s not quite a carbonic maceration because there is some air that gets in through the pores of the wood and the barrel’s open top when we take our daily measurements on each barrel.  The result has been described as sublime and hedonistic and every other good word there is. :)

One time, a customer asked me if I had ever tasted Screaming Eagle.  He assured me that it was almost as good as our Reserve. :D  I’ll leave it to you to decide if this is a legendary cuvée.  But I know that I love it.

“Loads of menthol and pepper spice fill the nose, with a supporting fruit core of black cherry, black currant and wild raspberry. The texture is like crushed satin but the tannins, though fine grain, have good staying power. Mocha and cherry pits add character to the close. L.B. (3/1/2011)  — 90″
The Wine Enthusiast

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.