Domaine Olibrius

15 Avenue Pierre Mendès France
30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Marc Danielou

+33 (0)6 87 48 28 07

Opening hours:
By appointment

This small, select Domaine first saw the light of day in 2009 - with Marc Danielou, a wine lover of many years’ standing, at the helm. To embark on his new venture, he acquired a small patch of vineyard in Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun; gradually the Domaine has grown, and now measures some 2.5 hectares.

The intrepid, self-taught Marc Danielou is not from a winemaking family, or even a winemaking region; but his personal story has not stopped him giving free rein to his creative flair. He has broken with the strictures to develop his own unique style – the OLiBRiUS style.

Technical details: Grapes are hand-picked into small crates and de-stemmed. Vinification takes place in small tanks, each varietal being vinified separately. Fermentation and vatting times are relatively long, from 4 – 8 months. Caps are punched down manually. After de-vatting, the wines spend a further 6 months in tanks for an even malolactic fermentation; they are then transferred to barrels for between 10 and 24 months. The wines are generally stirred and matured without racking. After the requisite maturing and ageing period, they are bottled on the estate.

Despite limited quantities, wines are all available in red, white and rosé.