Originally from Denmark, trained in biology, Rasmus Aamand Olesen landed in Banyuls in 2016, when he was looking for an internship in a winery. He has never left the region and today he runs his 4 hectare estate with his own two hands, making wines that are authoritative, deep and distinctive, bringing a touch of freshness to this region on the edge of southern France...
|Cultivated grapes||Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, Mourvèdre|
|Our favorites||Fraise Mûre, Le Roi Nu|
Rasmus Aamand Olesen was born in Denmark, where he studied biology, after having worked on the family farm. In 2016, while looking for an internship at a winery in a region where he "likes the wine", he landed in Banyuls. After a year's apprenticeship, in 2017, he started to plant vines, Grenache Blanc and Gris, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, and recently also Syrah...
A small cellar installed in a former garage in Port-Vendres, where Rasmus makes his wines alone, with his "two hands", destemming the grapes the old fashioned way and vinifying his juice in barrels. The wines are aged for a long time, giving them time to express all their finesse and subtlety. The richness of the fruit, the warmth of the south, but the wines keep this saline freshness, signature of the Mediterranean.
The attention to detail is found even in the bottle, hand-waxed, the labels each have a drawing on the back imagined by Rasmus and designed by his cousin. Simply attached to their bottle by an elastic band, each label can be collected and kept as a souvenir, illustrating in turn the stages of vine growing and wine making...