The Story

 

Founded in 2007 by owner Fabrice Domercq and Jasper Morrison, Ormiale is situated in the north of the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Ormiale is vinified and bottled on the property as an appellation Bordeaux contrôlée – Grand Vin de Bordeaux. While the Merlotinox an 100% Merlot, is a stunning Vin de France wine.

 

Everything is done by hand, even de-stemming the grapes! These delicately handled grapes are vinified in French oak vats and also in stainless steel vats for about 4 to 5 weeks. Yields are typically, around 20-25 hectolitres/hectare. In comparison, the maximum authorised yield for Bordeaux Supérieur in 2009 was 59 hl./ha!

If you think you know your Bordeaux wines Ormiale may prove you wrong!
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The People

Fabrice, Jasper & Mauro

Paris born Fabrice Domercq splits his time between Brussels and Bordeaux. After opening a design agency in Italy, where he lived for around 15 years, he devoted himself to sculpture and the plastic arts. From 1990-2000, he took part in many exhibitions in France and abroad including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Fondation Cartier in Paris and the  CAPC in Bordeaux.

But it wasn't until 2006, together with Jasper Morrison, that this artist turned his hand to winemaking.

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The Place

Bordeaux, France

Ormiale is situated in the north of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, 15 Kilometers south of St. Emilion and 8km from Castillon la Bataille. The parcels of Demeter certified bio-dynamically grown vines occupy 2 hectares on the Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs, and consist of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

 

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