|Grape/Varietal : Semillon||Color : White - Skin Contact|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Bordeaux||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2021||Natural Factor: Demeter|
Founded in 2007, Ormiale is situated in the north of the Entre-deux-Mers region, 15 Kilometers south of St. Emilion and 8km from Castillon la Bataille.
"Our main wine “Ormiale” is vinified and bottled on the property as an appellation Bordeaux contrôlée – Grand Vin de Bordeaux.The parcels of Demeter certified bio-dynamically grown vines occupy 2 hectares on the Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs, and consist ofMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The chai is located near the village of Mérignas in Entre-deux-Mers.
The harvests are hand picked and completely hand de-stemmed since 2010; then manually loaded into a conical, french-oak vat and stainless steel vats.The vat loaded fruit is left to ferment un-sulphited and the fermentation is assisted with natural yeasts.Vinification takes 4-5 weeks depending on the vintage.
Our yield is typically around 20-25 hectolitres/hectare. In comparison, the maximum authorised yield for Bordeaux Supérieur in 2009 was 59 hl./ha.
The maturation of our wines takes place in oak barrels of 225, 500 & 600 litres and in stainless steel vats for a duration of +/- 18 months. The wine is racked 2 or 3 times during this stage. We don’t filter our wines or add albumen and rarely use sulphites, except occasionally when necessary, before bottling."
The name is a pun on the grape the wine is made from, and sec – the French word for dry, to make it clear that this is not a sweet version of this versatile grape. Only 330 bottles made.
Making of: the grapes are hand-picked and direct-pressed. 50% ferments in a 350L cherry wood barrel and 50% in 54L dame-jeannes. All blended together and aged in dame-jeannes for 10 months, in the limestone quarry. Bottled by gravity (no pump) without any filtration in July 2022. Nothing added at any moment.
Notes of pear and Spring blossom. A truly exceptional small batch wine. Not to miss!
Pairs Well With:
Octopus Diver - Spiritual Galaxy