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  • Domaine du Gros ‘Noré | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    never labeled it under their own domaine name Kermit has called those early family wines Magnificent Bandols made in the simplest manner très franc de goût with a whole lotta soul In 1997 after his father s death Alain officially started Domaine du Gros Noré a real shift that has brought him more than just casual notice Alain is already a leading contender in Bandol the appellation regarded as the grand cru of Provence He farms sixteen hectares of vineyards with the help of his brother Guy on the rolling hillsides around La Cadière d Azur The vineyards are composed of both clay and limestone imparting a pronounced structure of earthy splintered rock This microclimate near the Mediterranean brings warm weather and full sun tempered by the persistent Mistral Alain leaves his grapes to mature fully on the vine lending great intensity to the fruit Where appellation law demands that each blend includes at least 50 percent Mourvèdre Alain uses 80 percent a choice that gives more power and concentration to the final assemblage Do not be fooled by the strength and boldness of the Gros Noré Bandol though underneath a big exterior is a wine of character depth complexity soul and finesse Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bandol Blanc 70 Ugni Blanc 30 Clairette 30 years average Clay 5 ha Bandol Rosé 50 Mourvèdre 25 Cinsault 25 Grenache 30 years average Clay 13 ha Bandol Rouge 80 Mourvèdre 15 Grenache 5 Cinsault 30 years Clay 14 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vineyards are made up of well ventilated clay soils on sunny hillsides allowing for a later harvest than usual Bandol Blanc 24 hour skin maceration Vinified at low temperatures before bottling Vinified and aged

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  • Domaine Pierre Guillemot | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    epitomize the local terroir and emphasize grace and elegance over power and structure But do not be fooled into thinking that this means they lack aging potential the Guillemots are very proud of their old wines and thankfully have the foresight to set aside a good supply and follow their wines development over the years A recent tasting at the domaine included a 1989 and 1975 Savigny Blanc that s 35 years old everyone as well as the 90 88 85 82 76 72 and 64 Rouge There was not a single tired bottle in the bunch We challenge anyone to find a better deal on Burgundies that are built to last like these Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Savigny lès Beaune Blanc Dessus Les Golardes 30 Chardonnay 70 Pinot Blanc 55 years Limestone Gravel 1 3 ha Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 32 years Limestone Gravel 1 3 ha Savigny Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 55 Years Marl Limestone Gravel Clay 2 09 ha Savigny lès Beaune Les Grands Picotins Pinot Noir 50 years Clay Limestone 75 ha Savigny Lès Beaune Aux Gravains 1er Cru Pinot Noir 7 years Alluvial soil Gravel 27 ha Savigny les Narbantons 1er Cru Pinot Noir 50 years Clay Limestone 33 ha Savigny les Jarrons 1er Cru Pinot Noir 40 years Clay Sand Limestone 24 ha Savigny Serpentières 1er Cru Pinot Noir 55 years Marl 1 7 ha Corton le Rognet et Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 50 years Ferruginous Oolite 30 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All grapes are sorted and de stemmed White Fermentation lasts for 2 weeks Half of the wine is fermented in stainless steel cuves and half in 600 L demi muid barrels Wine is aged for

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  • Domaine Hauvette | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    wines When striving to make wine as naturally as possible a focus on growing the healthiest and most perfect grapes is an absolute necessity Dominique s conversion to biodynamics starting in 2000 added rigor to her intuitive organic practices and coupled with her magical terroir she has found an exciting recipe for success In the cellar she takes a decisively non interventionist stance and is very low tech yet she is not afraid to experiment as is evidenced by her being one of the first winemakers to use concrete fermentation eggs Like Didier Barral and Catherine and Pierre Breton Dominique is a trailblazer in the natural wine movement each year pushing the quality of her wines higher and higher with uncompromising standards Her range of wines provides much to be excited about the Petra rosé completes its malolactic fermentation in concrete eggs the Jaspe Roussanne is probably the most delicious pure varietal Roussanne you ll ever taste the Cornaline Rouge is like a blend of Trévallon Tempier and Vieux Télégraphe and the Amethyste Cinsault has finesse to rival many Burgundies Bienvenue Dominique Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Baux de Provence Rosé Petra 70 Cinsault 15 Syrah 15 Grenache 15 years average Clay Limestone 1 ha Baux de Provence Rouge Cornaline 50 Grenache 30 Syrah 20 Cabernet Sauvignon 40 years average Clay Limestone 12 ha Baux de Provence Rouge Amethyste 60 Cinsault 30 Carignan 10 Grenache 40 years average Clay Limestone 2 ha IGP Alpilles Blanc Jaspe Roussanne 15 years average Clay Limestone 2 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Hand harvested Sorting in the vines Red grapes are fully de stemmed White grapes are pressed whole cluster Fermentation with native yeasts for all wines Fermentation lasts 2

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  • Château Haut-Lariveau | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    matched their own easygoing natural philosophy and before long they were deftly handling the vineyard and winery work on their own The problem with many winegrowers as they see it is that they decide what a vine should have rather than giving it what it wants Just as each of us has a unique style and prefers certain clothes or hairstyles they learned that each vine needs individualized care in order to thrive In 1990 having mastered their new craft they purchased a second property Château Haut Lariveau Château Moulin though not a physical château bottles wine from both Canon Fronsac and Fronsac The fruit for these easy drinking wines is sourced from the lower slope clay vineyards of either Château Moulin Pey Labrie or Château Haut Lariveau Though their growing experience has only shown that their instincts were right from the start the Hubaus have tweaked their methods over the years in order to bring the reality of their work more perfectly in line with their vision Refusing to slacken their strict quality standards they frequently design their own equipment including one machine that works the earth from below In the cellar they consider themselves observers letting the character of the land express itself freely and encouraging the greatest possible elegance and finesse in all of their wines Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Fronsac Merlot 60 years avg Clay Limestone and Clay Gravel 7 92 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Planting density ranges from 6000 to 7000 vines per hectare A grassy cover crop is left between the rows of vines The vineyards are worked by subsoiling which aerates the earth and allows microorganisms to develop freely which in turn helps nourish the vines Grapes

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  • Château Moulin | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    has a unique style and prefers certain clothes or hairstyles they learned that each vine needs individualized care in order to thrive In 1990 having mastered their new craft they purchased a second property Château Haut Lariveau Château Moulin though not a physical château bottles wine from both Canon Fronsac and Fronsac The fruit for these easy drinking wines is sourced from the lower slope clay vineyards of either Château Moulin Pey Labrie or Château Haut Lariveau Though their growing experience has only shown that their instincts were right from the start the Hubaus have tweaked their methods over the years in order to bring the reality of their work more perfectly in line with their vision Refusing to slacken their strict quality standards they frequently design their own equipment including one machine that works the earth from below In the cellar they consider themselves observers letting the character of the land express itself freely and encouraging the greatest possible elegance and finesse in all of their wines Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Canon Fronsac Merlot 45 years avg Clay Limestone 3 5 ha Fronsac Merlot 45 years avg Clay Limestone 3 5 ha Fronsac Cuvée Piverts Merlot 45 years avg Clay Limestone 0 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Planting density ranges from 6000 to 7000 vines per hectare A grassy cover crop is left between the rows of vines The vineyards are worked by subsoiling which aerates the earth and allows microorganisms to develop freely which in turn helps nourish the vines Grapes are hand harvested de stemmed and sorted Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel or lined concrete tanks and lasts three weeks Wines are pumped over

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  • Château Moulin Pey-Labrie | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    easygoing natural philosophy and before long they were deftly handling the vineyard and winery work on their own The problem with many winegrowers as they see it is that they decide what a vine should have rather than giving it what it wants Just as each of us has a unique style and prefers certain clothes or hairstyles they learned that each vine needs individualized care in order to thrive In 1990 having mastered their new craft they purchased a second property Château Haut Lariveau Château Moulin though not a physical château bottles wine from both Canon Fronsac and Fronsac The fruit for these easy drinking wines is sourced from the lower slope clay vineyards of either Château Moulin Pey Labrie or Château Haut Lariveau Though their growing experience has only shown that their instincts were right from the start the Hubaus have tweaked their methods over the years in order to bring the reality of their work more perfectly in line with their vision Refusing to slacken their strict quality standards they frequently design their own equipment including one machine that works the earth from below In the cellar they consider themselves observers letting the character of the land express itself freely and encouraging the greatest possible elegance and finesse in all of their wines Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Canon Fronsac 95 Merlot 5 Malbec 65 years avg Clay Limestone Molasse 7 63 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Planting density ranges from 6000 to 7000 vines per hectare A grassy cover crop is left between the rows of vines The vineyards are worked by subsoiling which aerates the earth and allows microorganisms to develop freely which in turn helps nourish the vines Grapes are

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  • Pascal Janvier | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    nine hectares of land and farm it entirely themselves Jasnières produces some of the best dry Chenin Blanc Pineau de la Loire in the world and its wines are said to reach their peak ten years after the vintage The soils of their parcels are comprised of clay limestone sand and silex flint and are planted primarily to Chenin Blanc KLWM imports one bottling of their red made from the lighter bodied and elegant indigenous red grape Pineau d Aunis Their Cuvée du Silex parcel has distinct flint in the soil lending notes of gunpowder to this beautiful crisp Chenin There is no doubt that Pascal and Dominique have chosen the path less traveled though at the first sip of their wine one understands why they keep working so hard Their stunning aromatics and complexity prove them to be one of the greatest values in the KLWM Loire Valley Portfolio along with the celebrated wines of Château d Epiré If over alcoholic wines are getting to you Pascal Janvier s wines are a great refuge Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Coteaux du Loir Blanc Chenin Blanc 15 years Clay 1 4 ha Jasnières Chenin Blanc 35 40 years Clay Limestone 6 ha Jasnières Cuvée du Silex Chenin Blanc 35 40 years Clay Flint Limestone 6 ha Jasnières Trie Cuvée Sainte Narcisse Chenin Blanc 35 40 years Clay Limestone 6 ha Coteaux du Loir Rouge Cuvée du Rosier Pineau d Aunis 25 years Clay Sand 1 6 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Whites The grapes undergo a two hour pressing following the harvest The juice is then put in cuve for twelve to twenty four hours is racked and then begins alcoholic fermentation Temperatures during fermentation are

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  • Domaine Antoine Jobard | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    approach to vinification and typically slow malolactic fermentations In their youth these wines are often tightly wound with an intense mineral structure that only begins to soften with extended bottle aging Though François and Antoine work side by side Antoine has brought his own signature to the domaine a more sensuous approachability to the wines most recently evident in the 2006 and 2007 vintages which are delicious and ready to drink immediately That said the Jobard legacy lives on and the wines will still explode with intense aromas of honeycomb and stone later in life If you just can t wait there s no reason not to uncork Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bourgogne Blanc a blend of four parcels Herbeaux En l Ormeau La Monatine and Sous la Velle Chardonnay About 20 yrs Clay Limestone 1 07 ha Bourgogne Aligoté Aligoté About 25 yrs Clay Limestone 0 20 ha Meursault a blend of three parcels Les Corbins Les Chaumes des Perrières and Sous la Velle Chardonnay 16 to 50 years Clay limestone 66 ha Meursault En La Barre Chardonnay About 38 yrs Clay Limestone 1 62 ha Meursault Les Tillets Chardonnay About 29 yrs Clay Limestone 66 ha Meursault Blagny 1er Cru from the lieu dit La Pièce Sous le Bois Chardonnay About 27 years Clay Limestone 50 ha Meursault Charmes 1er Cru Chardonnay About 25 years Clay Limestone 26 ha Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru Chardonnay About 35 yrs Clay Limestone 54 ha Meursault Poruzots 1er Cru Chardonnay About 32 yrs Clay Limestone 79 ha Puligny Montrachet Le Trézin Chardonnay About 54 yrs Clay Limestone 17 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains Chardonnay Parcel planted in 1958 Clay Limestone 0 13 ha Saint Aubin 1er Cru Sur le Sentier du Clou Chardonnay

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