Chateau les Ormes de Pez

Chateau les Ormes de Pez is one of St-Estephe's leading Cru Bourgeois properties.

Dating back to the 16th century, the estate was originally known as Domaine de Pez, the 'Ormes' (or 'elms') being added later as a tribute to the trees that once grew here. Like most Bordeaux estates, Chateau les Ormes de Pez has a long history, with numerous owners; the current owners are the famed Cazes family of Chateau Lynch Bages, who purchased the property in 1940.

The Cazes family renovated the winemaking facilities in 1993, to ensure a continuation of the wine's renowned quality. The estate boasts some 35ha of vineyards, with two very distinct terroirs; its 54% of Cabernet Sauvignon thrive on gravelly parcels composed of quartz and rolled pebbles, whilst the 37% of Merlot vines are better-suited to cooler, sandy-clay parcels that make up the rest of the estate. 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot are also planted here. Vines have an average age of 35 years.

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