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  • Domaine du Joncier | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    into play Her terraces benefit from the persistent mistral whose regular gusts purify the vines of parasites and mildew throughout the entire year The galets roulés in the soil provide good drainage and insulation preventing the roots from getting too hot or too cold at any given time In addition Marine achieved organic certification in her vineyards in 2000 and biodynamic certification in 2011 Her soils are alive with microbiotic activity lending a hand in both the long term sustainability of her land and in the mineral expression of her wines Since the vines naturally achieve such low yields Marine seeks a gentle tannin extraction too an important step that provides balance to the final blends She makes two impressive Lirac Rouges the first a classic blend with a majority percentage of Grenache and Cuvée Les Muses an inky blend made predominately with Mourvèdre Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Côtes du Rhône L O de Joncier 98 Grenache 2 Cinsault 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes Lirac Les Muses Rouge 60 80 Mourvèdre 40 20 Grenache Syrah Cinsault Carignan 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes Lirac Blanc 50 Roussane 30 Marsanne 20 Bourboulenc 16 to 37 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 1 25 ha Lirac Rosé 45 Grenache 40 Cinsault 10 Syrah 5 Mourvèdre 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes Lirac Le Classique Rouge 30 40 Syrah 40 30 Grenache 20 Mourvèdre 10 Cinsault Carignan 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE

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  • Kante | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    of older magnums on hand to prove this point Kante s limited red wine production is mostly focused on Terrano a local Friulian grape related to Refosco that he ages in large older casks and Pinot Nero only in select years when conditions are truly favorable Kante is also dedicated to sparkling wine production in the Champagne Method or Metodo Classico and has been refining this skill for several decades He produces a spumante bianco based on Chardonnay and Malvasia and a rosato from Pinot Nero both with zero dosage The most exciting part of Kante s production are his selezione wines Released in small quantities from select vintages these are small lots that Kante has selected in the cellar and aged extensively in bottle before release They typically have between 8 and 10 years of age upon release and can be drunk upon release or aged further Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Vitovska IGT Venezia Giulia Vitovska 19 years average Clay and Limestone 4 ha Malvasia IGT Venezia Giulia Malvasia 19 years average Clay and Limestone 3 ha Chardonnay IGT Venezia Giulia Chardonnay 14 years average Clay and Limestone 1 8 ha Sauvignon IGT Venezia Giulia Sauvignon Blanc 14 years average Clay and Limestone 2 2 ha Spumante Metodo Classico Dosaggio Zero 50 Chardonnay 50 Malvasia 15 years average Clay and Limestone 1 5 ha Spumante Rosato Metodo Classico Dosaggio Zero Pinot Nero 10 years average Clay and Limestone 1 5 ha Chardonnay La Bora di Kante Chardonnay 20 years average Clay and Limestone N A Vitovska Selezione Vitovska 8 years average Clay and Limestone N A Terrano IGT Venezia Giulia Terrano 2 years average Clay and Limestone 1 ha Rosso IGT Venezia Giulia 1 3 Terrano 1 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 3 Merlot 2 years average Clay and Limestone N A ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Grapes are harvested by hand Wines are neither fined nor filtered No new oak is used and the barrels are up to 18 years old Vitovska IGT Venezia Giulia Vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level Aged for 12 months in old barrels Then aged for 6 more months in stainless steel tank Bottle unfiltered Malvasia IGT Venezia Giulia Vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level Aged for 12 months in old barrels Then aged for 6 more months in stainless steel tank Bottle unfiltered Chardonnay IGT Venezia Giulia Vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level Aged for 12 months in old barrels Then aged for 6 more months in stainless steel tank Bottle unfiltered Sauvignon IGT Venezia Giulia Vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level Aged for 12 months in old barrels Then aged for 6 more months in stainless steel tank Bottle unfiltered Spumante Metodo Classico Dosaggio Zero Vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level Aged for 12 months in old barrels Aged in bottle for 1

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  • Kermit Lynch Blends - Italy | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    their way to Alba when they stopped for lunch They were served a pitcher of Arneis that pleasantly surprised them and got the address of the producer When they visited they tasted several cuvées of Monferrato Rosso It has quickly become a staff favorite not only for its smooth earthiness and genuine regional typicity but also for its versatility in pairing with a wide variety of dishes As the newest addition of the Selected and Blended by Kermit Lynch line we have high hopes for this everyday cuvée because it has the finesse of a much grander D O C Kermit says that it reminds him of the Piedmontese wines of old Simple label low price totally satisfying Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Monferrato Rosso Varies Barbera Dolcetto Bonarda Freisa Croatina 15 years Sand Limestone 1 6 ha Vino Rosso Il Goccetto Varies Croatina Brachetto Freisa 15 years Clay Chalk 6 5 ha Cisterna d Asti Superiore Croatina 20 Years Clay Sand 2 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All blends are subject to change vintage to vintage Monferrato Rosso Wine is made by Alessandra Bodda at Tenuta La Pergola Grapes ferment in stainless steel Wine ages for 10 months in stainless steel before bottling 2009 blend 60 Barbera 20 Croatina and 20 Freisa 2010 blend 55 Barbera 20 Bonarda 15 Freisa and 10 Dolcetto 2011 blend 60 Barbera 25 Dolcetto 10 Freisa 5 Bonarda 2012 blend 50 Barbera 10 Dolcetto 15 Freisa 25 Bonarda 2013 blend 50 Barbera 20 Dolcetto 15 Bonarda 10 Croatina 5 Freisa 2014 blend 25 Freisa 20 Croatina 20 Barbera d Asti 20 Dolcetto 15 Bonarda 2015 blend 28 Barbera d Asti 28 Barbera di Monferrato 11 Freisa 11 Croatina 11 Bonarda

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  • Kermit Lynch Blends - Southern Rhône | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    village of Beaumes de Venise These vineyards were traditionally used for the family s personal consumption and many of the unused grapes were sold off in bulk As none of this was for commercial bottling the Leydier family made no effort to have these parcels included in the A O C Côtes du Rhône when the boundaries were first established in 1937 Upon hearing that the family had been selling these grapes to the local cave cooperative in Vacqueyras Kermit presented the Leydiers the idea of creating a value driven second label The plan soon evolved into a collaboration between the family and Kermit Together they bottle both a Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge and Blanc CÔTES DU RHÔNE The growing success we have enjoyed over the last three vintages is proof enough that the KL Côtes du Rhône fits both the taste profile and quality standards that our customers have come to expect Since 1929 this winery has been bringing local vignerons together from the outlying areas of Avignon in the Southern Rhône to produce delicious wines that epitomize the region s complex terroirs Kermit works closely with winemaker Jean François Pasturel to develop the blend Pasturel is thrilled to be able to have the chance to produce a Côtes du Rhône he does not have to filter to death It is his tête de cuvée his pride and joy Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc 50 Viognier 50 Chardonnay 18 years Clay Limestone 2 5 ha Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge 55 Grenache 20 Syrah 15 Merlot 10 Marselan 18 years Clay Limestone 3 5 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge Varies Primarily Grenache with Syrah Carignan Cinsault and Mourvèdre 40 years average Marl Limestone 36 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge Cypress Cuvée Varies Primarily Grenache with Syrah Carignan Cinsault and Mourvèdre 40 years average Marl Limestone 36 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge Réserve des Armoiries Varies 50 Grenache 35 Syrah 10 Cinsault 5 Carignan 40 years average Marl Limestone 36 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All blends are subject to change vintage to vintage See specific wines below for details by vintage Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc Made for Kermit by Domaine de Durban Harvested by hand Grapes ferment by carbonic maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel cuves Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press Wine ages for 6 months in cuves before bottling Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge Made by Domaine de Durban Harvested by hand Grapes are 100 de stemmed Grapes ferment by carbonic maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel cuves Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press Wine goes through malolactic fermentation in cement cuves Wine ages for 8 months in cuves before being bottled unfiltered Côtes du Rhône Rouge Wine is made by Jean François Pasturel at Terres d Avignon Vinification is traditional with only natural yeasts in temperature controlled cement cuves Maceration

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  • Kuentz-Bas | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    2 ha Pinot Gris Trois Châteaux Grand Cru Eichberg Pinot Gris 25 45 years Clay Limestone Sandstone Quartz 25 ha Gewurztraminer Trois Châteaux Grand Cru Pfersigberg Gewurztraminer 25 45 years Marl Limestone 1 1 ha Pinot Gris Cuvée Caroline Vendange Tardive Pinot Gris 25 45 years Clay Limestone Sandstone Quartz 3 ha Gewurztraminer Cuvée Caroline Vendange Tardive Gewurztraminer 25 45 years Marl Limestone 2 ha Pinot Gris Cuvée Jérémy Sélection de Grains Nobles Pinot Gris 25 45 years Clay Limestone Sandstone Quartz 19 ha Gewurztraminer Cuvée Jérémy Grand Cru Pfersigberg SGN Gewurztraminer 25 45 years Marl Limestone 2 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION The estate owns 10 hectares of vineyards that are certified biodynamic and 6 hectares are organic with vines ranging in age from 25 to 45 years The total production comes from 30 hectares on the steep slopes in and around the village of Husseren les Châteaux All grapes are hand harvested Still White Wines The whole grapes are pressed slowly generally 4 6 hours in a pneumatic press then the must is chilled to 52 F while the heavy lees settle Slow fermentation 1 3 months for entry level wines and up to 6 months for others takes place in oak foudres over 100 years old for the Pinot Blanc Riesling and Pinot Gris which need the extra oxygen provided by the wood The Gewurztraminer and Muscat are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats to preserve their delicate aromas The wines are aged on the fine lees and racked in the springtime according to the cycles of the moon The wines are generally bottled in May The Eichberg Grand Cru Vineyard This south southeast facing vineyard sits at an altitude of 340 meters 1 115 feet above sea level in a dry warm microclimate that is well protected by the Vosges Mountains Sandstone rocks can be found throughout the clay and limestone soil and parts of the vineyard have significant deposits of white quartzite The soil is well aerated and rich in minerals and gives powerful wines with complex aromatics and substantial body supported by good acidity These grand cru wines age beautifully The Pfersigberg Grand Cru Vineyard Sheltered by the Alsatian massif the southeast facing Pfersigberg vineyard sits on a marl and limestone soil that is also rich in fossils and various types of stones dating from the Jurassic period Grapes ripen rather early here and the resulting wines are very mineral with bright acidity and good aging potential The Geisberg Grand Cru Vineyard The Geisberg vineyard is one of Alsace s top crus known for producing razor sharp high acid long lived Rieslings Only three growers producer wine from this complex terroir of limestone marl and sandstone Geisberg means Goat mountain The Vineyards of Husseren les Châteaux The south and southeast facing vineyards in and around Husseren les Châteaux have porous soils that are rich in loess and silt with some sand and limestone The

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  • La Basia | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    straightforward pleasure filled wines are a testament to the potential of this unheralded region as well as to Giacomo s passion for the family farm Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Valtènesi La Botte Piena 80 Groppello 10 Barbera 5 Sangiovese 5 Marzemino 15 50 years Moraine with sandy clay 3 ha Garda Marzemino Le Morene Marzemino Planted in 2001 Moraine with sandy clay 1 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION La Basia comes from a local Lombardian dialect and means large bowl The locals called the estate La Basia because of the round shape of the field in the center of the property Valtènesi La Botte Piena Red wine Valtènesi is the DOC Vines located on the slopes above Lake Garda at approximately 900 feet Grapes are harvested based on the ripeness of different sections of the vineyard not by grape variety as the vines are mixed in the vineyard This creates a field blend for the wine Groppello is the native grape variety of this area and makes up the majority of Valtènesi blends Hand harvested in mid September to early October De stemmed Grapes are vinified together in stainless steel tank Maceration lasts 6 days then wine is aged for 9 months in stainless steel tanks and aged in bottle for at least 3 months La Botte Piena literally translated as the full barrel is part of a local proverb Vuole la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca meaning You can t have your cake and eat it too Garda Marzemino Le Morene Red wine Garda is the DOC but this wine will be marketed as Marzemino Vines located on the slopes above Lake Garda at approximately 900 feet Marzemino is a native grape

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  • Château La Grave | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    de Compostella Among the many specialties that have brought pride to the region the constant has been its wine A O C Cahors is known as the black wine of the Southwest the deeply inky earthy wines that seem to complement the regional fare of duck and duck fat so wonderfully Cahors is also the birthplace of Cot the grape more commonly known as Malbec Philippe Bernède is no stranger to the south west as his family has farmed vines here for many generations His Château La Grave stands out as it is 100 Malbec a rarity here in Cahors as most often the wines are blended with up to 30 Merlot or Tannat La Grave is an incredible value on multiple levels it is a hearty full bodied wine to drink now and a top candidate for your cellar Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Cahors Malbec Planted in 1990 1995 Red Clay 15 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Grapes are sorted and de stemmed after the harvest Fermentation lasts 5 weeks in stainless steel tanks with daily punch downs Aged in 100hl wood tanks for

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  • Château La Roque | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    30 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 6 ha for both white wines Languedoc Blanc Clos des Bénédictins 45 Rolle 45 Marsanne 10 Roussanne 30 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 6 ha for both white wines Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé 30 Mourvèdre 30 Cinsault 20 Grenache 20 Syrah 20 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 3 ha Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge 65 Grenache 25 Syrah 10 Mourvèdre 40 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 18 ha for the three red wines Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge Cupa Numismae 65 Syrah 35 Mourvèdre 40 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 18 ha for the three red wines Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge Cuvée Les Vieilles Vignes de Mourvèdre 70 Mourvèdre 20 Syrah 10 Grenache 50 60 years Scree slopes Clay Limestone 18 ha for the three red wines ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Languedoc Blanc Fermented with indigenous yeasts Fermented in stainless steel tanks 80 and demi muids 20 Aged in cement tanks 80 and demi muids 20 for 6 months No malolactic fermentation Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé Rosé is made by direct pressing Fermented with indigenous yeasts Fermented in stainless steel tanks Aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months Wine undergoes malolactic fermentation Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge Hand harvested Completely de stemmed Fermented with indigenous yeasts Fermented in cement tank Aged in cement tank for 1 year Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge Cupa Numismae Hand harvested Partially de stemmed Fermented with indigenous yeasts Fermented in cement tank Aged in barrel 15 new Aged in bottle for 12 months Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge Cuvée Les Vieilles Vignes de Mourvèdre Hand harvested Completely de stemmed Fermented with indigenous yeasts Fermented in cement tank Aged in demi muids 2 3 4 and 5

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