About the producer
Chateau has a long history in Bordeaux dating back to the 16th century, when it was referred to as Domaine de Pez. The name change to what we know of today took place after the French Revolution. The first part of the name, Ormes, translated from French to English means Elms, a type of tree that at one point in time was a part of the estate’s landscape. The remainder of the name comes from the local village of Pez, where the property is located.
This Chateau has passed through numerous owners, Today, Chateau Les Ormes de Pez remains in the hands of the Cazes family, who are well known from their more famous Pauillac estate, Chateau Lynch Bages. The Cazes family also own an estate in the Graves region, Chateau Villa Bel Air, as well as Domaine des Senechaux in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez is usually best enjoyed in the first 10-20 years after the vintage. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours.