In the 90th we owned the Swedish wine import company Via Domitia, which was specialized on Languedoc wine. Now, as retired and living in Languedoc, we are still interested in wine and have the opportunity to have our former producers nearby and also to explore many new vine-yards. We like to share that experience with you in this guide.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


LES VIGNOBLES JEROME d'ORMESON - Chateau de Lézignan la Cèbe, 34120 Lézignan la Cèbe

This is another of our producers from the time we were wine importers. Jerome d’Ormeson produces wine with appellation Vdp d’Oc, which might not sound to impressive for those who think that AOP is what counts. Nothing can be more wrong in this case. 

The red wine from the estate is absolutely of top class and the prestige wine l’Enclos d’Ormesson is something extra. It is a Bordeaux type of wine produced on Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. We sold this wine to the most prestigious gourmet restaurants in Sweden at the time. At one time we presented the wine at one of Gothenburg’s best restaurants, whose owner was the top sommelier of the country at the time. The sous-chef tried the wine on Saturday and he left half a bottle in the bar until Tuesday when the expert came in and tasted it. He was absolutely astonished by the quality and that was a bottle that had been open for several days.

The first time we visited the castle we had the opportunity to taste all available years of the prestige wine. Still today after 25 years and quite a lot of experience of wine this was the most exciting travel among tastes we have had.

There is actually another very unusual thing with this producer – they sell wine of older harvests, which very few producers in the area can afford.  Some of the cuvees are available from mid-90th.
A funny detail, as you are in the village – Lezignan-la-Cèbe is known to produce the absolutely best sweet onions in this part of the country.

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