2021 Ormiale 'Secmillon' Blanc, Bordeaux, France

2021 Ormiale 'Secmillon' Blanc, Bordeaux, France


The name is a pun on the grape the wine is made from, and sec – the French word for dry, to make it clear that this is not a sweet version of this versatile grape. Only 630 bottles made.

Grape: 100% Sémillon 

Making of: the grapes are hand-picked and direct-pressed. 50% ferments in a 350L cherry wood barrel and 50% in 54L dame-jeannes. All blended together and aged in dame-jeannes for 10 months, in the limestone quarry. Bottled by gravity (no pump) without any filtration in July 2022. Nothing added at any moment. 

Personality: “Early days for this Semillon sec, with notes of pear and blossom. This white wine will gain tension and complexity if cellared until at least next spring.”


-Importer's Note