When he took over from his father in the 19th century, my grand-father, Jean, came up with the name of one of the historical wines of our estate “Domaine du Grand Ormeau” in the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation. My grand-father found his inspiration in the locality name Grand-Ormeau (meaning tall elm) whose origin can certainly be explained by the presence of the many elms on our estate.
In 1988 we decided to create a wine that would showcase the quality of the wine made from the oldest vines on our estate : our Cuvée prestige Fleur des Ormes was born.
On the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation, we also produce a wine from the 9ha-vineyard of Château de Marchesseau that my son Frédéric started to rent in 1996 as he was finishing his studies and had already been working with me for a few years. The Rénie family, owner of Marchesseau and longtime family friends, offered us to take this lease on the passing of Christian Rénie, the patriarch. It is fair to say that what our ties to this vineyard goes way beyond a simple transaction.