Château Les Ormes de Pez is one of St-Estèphe`s leading Cru Bourgeois properties. It was bought by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1936 and is now owned and run by Jean-Michel Cazes. The latter owns Lynch-Bages
The estate is located just outside the village of Pez in the northern part of the St Estèphe commune. There are 32 hectares of vineyards, which lie on soils rich in gravel on a subsoil of sand and clay. They are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are hand-harvested and then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats. The wine is then matured in a combination of one and two-year-old barrels from Lynch-Bages. In the last decade, the wines have become richer and more fruit-driven - selection at harvest has become more rigorous and the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend has been increased. The wines normally require at least 5 years of bottle ageing to show at their best.
Ch. Ormes de Pez was a stand-out wine in 2010, with a generous, vivid fruit and glossy mouthfeel perfectly balanced alongside the classic St Estephe character and structure. It is starting to drink well now, but will be an excellent addition to your cellar for very pleasurable drinking over the coming years.
• Size: 750ml
• Vintage: 2010
• ABV: 14%
• Origin: St Estephe / Bordeaux / France
• Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc