A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from a more naturally inclined producer in Bordeaux
From the importer:
Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine ferments for 4-5 weeks and is matured in used french oak barrels for 12 months. Zero sulfur added. 6,000 bottles.
Ormiale is a project Fabrice Domercq started in 2007 in the Entre-deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Ormiale took their small .69 hectare plot organic in 2009, and now cultivates 2 hectares of demeter certified vines in the Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs. They work with very low yields, between 20-29 hl/ha (compared to the 59 hl/ha authorized maximum in this region). All grapes are destemmed by hand, and manually loaded into conical french oak vats where the fermentation takes place without additives. The wines are almost always made without any addition of sulfur.