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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez Saint-Estephe 2005
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez Saint-Estephe 2005
(search item no. 96931)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the largest selling, estate-bottled Chardonnay from France. Grown in Southern Burgundy, just south of the famous regions of Pouilly-Fuisse and the Cote de Beaune. It has perfectly balanced fruit - very apparent in a wine that is never aged in wood. "Les Charmes" is the century-old name of the 95 acres of vineyards on a beautiful south-facing hill where this fine Chardonnay is grown.
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About Château Les Ormes De Pez:

Some very old ormes (elm trees), which no longer exist, account for the name of this property, whose history can be traced back to the 18th century. The 35-hectare vineyard is located around the hamlet of Pez and is divided into two main plots, in the center and north of the commune of Saint-Estephe.

Château Les Ormes des Pez has very homogenous soil (a clay gravel mixture typical of Saint-Estephe) and many of the vines are quite old. The grapes are hand-picked. After selecting the vats and blending, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 15 months in a magnificent cellar overlooking the courtyard.