Domaine Olivier Hillaire was created in 2006 when Olivier Hillaire bought part of the property from his father in law, Henri Boiron, who was the propietor of Domaine des Relagnes. Olivier Hillaire now owns 3 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 5 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The Les Petits Pieds d'Armand is produced from 100% old vine Greache planted in 1899. The wine is aged in a combination of cement vats and demi muids for an average of 12 months. Each vintage produces less than 300 cases.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95-98
"Even better, and possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits d’Armand is about as fabulous an expression of old vine Grenache as you’re likely to find. Massive and decadent, yet lively and fresh, it offers up a sweet bouquet of berry fruits, licorice, incense, flowers, garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth, thrilling purity, good freshness and blockbuster length. Gorgeous all around, it should drink well on release, yet last for 15+ years. Don’t miss it!"