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  • Domaine Maestracci | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Within a few years the domaine had established a firm reputation in the area and when it came time for Roger to retire in the early 1980 s he passed along the reigns of the domaine to his son in law Michel Raoust who has since handed over the winemaking and winery management to his daughter Camille Anaïs Raoust Given the particularity of the terroir and the diverse influence of the temperature variations and granite soils Camille allows the red an extended time to age and mellow before release at least two years in large oak casks while the white is bottled young to maintain the freshness and iodized ocean breeze of the terroir The wines Camille makes are quintessential Mediterranean food wines Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Corse Calvi Blanc Vermentinu 25 years Clay Sand on Granite 1 5 ha Corse Calvi Rosé E Prove 50 Niellucciu 50 Sciaccarellu 45 years Clay Sand on Granite 4 ha Corse Calvi Rouge E Prove 35 Niellucciu 35 Grenache 15 Sciacarellu 15 Syrah 25 40 years Clay Sand on Granite 6 ha Corse Calvi Rouge Clos Reginu 35 Niellucciu 30 Grenache 15 Sciacarellu 15 Syrah 5 Mourvèdre 5 25 years Clay Sand on Granite 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Corsican spellings of grape varietals Corse Calvi Blanc E Prove All grapes picked by hand Must undergoes one day of cold soak and then the grapes are pressed Fermentation takes place in stainless steel Corse Calvi Rouge E Prove All grapes picked by hand Fermentation lasts 15 days to 3 weeks then the grapes are pressed Wine is raised for one year in stainless steel and then one year in foudre or French oak barrels Out of the

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  • A. & G. Fantino | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    from these ancient vines in Dardi and a Rosso dei Dardi from younger vine Nebbiolo planted on a west facing slope The Barbera is loaded with lush fruit and smooth silky texture and a ravishing perfume The Rosso is playful fruit driven fresh and aromatic They are also specialists with several traditional Piemontese wines that are mostly disappearing Nebbiolo Passito and Barolo Chinato Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Barbera d Alba Cascina Dardi Barbera d Alba Cascina Dardi Superiore Barbera 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Rosso dei Dardi Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Barolo Cascina Dardi Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Vino Rosso Laboro Disobedient Nebbiolo 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Barolo Riserva Cascina Dardi Nebbiolo 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Barolo Vigne Vicchie Cascina Dardi Nebbiolo 65 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Barolo Chinato Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total Nepas Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Hand harvested and sorted at the winery after harvest Fermentation with native yeasts Fermentation lasts 18 25 days for all wines and occurs for most of the wines in open wood casks Wines aged in large Slavonian oak barrels that range in age from 1 to 15 years old Barbera d Alba Cascina Dardi Barbera d Alba Cascina Dardi Superiore Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank for 18 months Aged in bottle for 3 months before release Superiore cannot be released until 12 months after harvest Rosso dei Dardi Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank for 6 months Barolo Cascina Dardi Fermented for 25 to 30 days in stainless steel tank Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years Aged in bottle for 6 months before release Vino Rosso Laboro Disobedient Fermented for 25 to 30 days in Slavonian oak A declassified Riserva aged in large old oak barrels for 5 years Aged in bottle for 12 months before release Barolo Riserva Cascina Dardi Fermented for 30 to 35 days in stainless steel tank Aged in large oak barrels for 5 years Aged in bottle for 12 months before release Barolo Vigne Vicchie Cascina Dardi Fermented for 25 to 30 days in stainless steel tank Aged in large oak barrels for 38 to 40 months after fermentation 2 years in large older barrels 1 year in 2 to 3 year old barriques After barrel aging aged in bottle until domaine decides to release wine Maximum of 250 cases produced per vintage Barolo Chinato Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years After aging fortified and blended with the family s secret recipe of spices Then aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months Aged in bottle for 3 months before release Nepas A Nebbiolo passito wine Harvested early to retain acidity and dried on straw mats Pressed

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  • Château Belles-Graves | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    hands of Jean and Hermine Theallet in 1938 Until his death in 1997 Jean s first cousin the famed explorer Jacques Cousteau would visit each year to taste the new vintage before resuming his travels out at sea It is the Theallets grandson Xavier Piton who runs the seventeen hectare estate today and receives guests at the château s highly recommended chambres d hôtes Keep it in mind for your next vacation Situated in Lalande de Pomerol just north of Pomerol Belles Graves produces Merlot dominated wines with a lush velvety texture and very fine tannins The vineyards average forty years of age and are planted on slopes that descend to the east south and west of the estate Though they sit just across a small river from some of the famous estates of Pomerol their greatness comes from their own terroir of varied clay and gravel where flint quartz and mica offer distinct mineral components to each parcel Yields are kept low the maceration is long and the wines are never filtered The final blend consists of 88 Merlot and 12 Cabernet Franc The finesse and subtlety that characterize this wine are matched by its complexity and depth In Bordeaux s sea of oft criticized overly expensive and even over rated wines it is refreshing to find a domaine a château whose wine is far from banal and whose price point feels comfortable Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Lalande de Pomerol 88 Merlot 12 Cabernet Franc 40 years avg Clay Gravel 16 9 ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All fruit is hand harvested sorted and 100 de stemmed Vinification takes place in thermo regulated cement cuves over four to five weeks Regular pumpovers or punchdowns depending

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  • Château Fontanès | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the lion s share of his production is Cabernet Sauvignon a grape varietal that is outside of the constraints set for the A O C in the Languedoc This means that in lieu of getting an A O C cru status he must take a Vin de Pays d Oc designation The trade off for Cyriaque is that he gets to make his wines his way and we in turn get an incredible price a mutually beneficial trade off Being rebellious seems to come naturally to a man of such innate talent and the elegance of his wines are proof enough in a region where bigger is often considered better Make no mistake raw terroir and spicy garrigue abound in these wines with rich juicy fruit and silky tannins Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Vin de Pays d Oc Blanc Les Traverses de Fontanès 40 Rolle 40 Chenin Blanc 20 Clairette Planted in 2005 Limestone 1 ha Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé 60 Syrah 40 Mourvèdre Planted in 2003 Marly Limestone 1 ha Vin de Pays d Oc Rouge Les Traverses de Fontanès Cabernet Sauvignon Planted in 1970 Clay Limestone Marl 5 ha Pic Saint Loup Rouge La Petite Sérine 95 Syrah 5 Mourvèdre and Cinsault 10 years Limestone 2 ha Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge 40 Syrah 20 Grenache 20 Mourvèdre 10 Cinsault 10 Carignan Planted in 2003 2004 Limestone 4 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vin de Pays d Oc Blanc Les Traverses de Fontanès Grapes are pressed after a short skin maceration Fermented in stainless steel Wine is aged for 6 to 8 months in foudre Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé Hand harvested and all fruit is de stemmed All fruit is de

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  • Charles Joguet | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Cuvée Terroir Cabernet Franc 30 years average Siliceous alluvial sand 10 52 ha Chinon Les Petites Roches Cabernet Franc 35 years average Sliceous alluvial sand Limestone 11 73 ha Chinon Cuvée de la Cure Cabernet Franc 35 years average Gravel Clay 2 02 ha Chinon Les Charmes Cabernet Franc 35 40 years Limestone Clay 6 ha Chinon Les Varennes du Grand Clos Cabernet Franc Planted in 1962 to 1976 Siliceous chalk clay 4 61 ha Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert Cabernet Franc 35 years Sliceous chalk clay 2 02 ha Chinon Clos de la Dioterie Cabernet Franc Planted in 1930 to 1940 White Limestone Clay 2 22 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All parcels are harvested and vinified separately All red grapes are de stemmed Touraine Blanc Touraine Moelleux Clos de la Plante Martin Vineyard is situated on the left bank of the Vienne River on the edge of A O C Chinon a clay and limestone soil that is ideal for growing Chenin Blanc Incredibly low yields of 20 30 hl ha sometimes even less Grapes are harvested in several passages according to the maturity of the grapes Grapes are pressed gently by pneumatic press Must is racked to ferment in 225 L barrels only 1 3 of which are new Slow cold fermentations to reveal the aromas and structure of the Chenin Blanc Regular stirring of fine lees Fermentation lasts for approximately three months Wines age for 4 6 months after fermentation Wines are assembled in stainless steel where they rest until bottling Chinon Rosé Charles Joguet Juice is obtained by saignée with attention paid to gentle extraction Long slow fermentations at cooler temperatures in stainless steel The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation a choice made to keep the freshness of the grapes Chinon Cuvée Terroir A blend between a parcel from Beaumont en Véron with the alluvial soils of the left bank of the Vienne River along with press wine from all the other cuvées of the domaine Blend aims to highlight the harmony of Chinon s terroirs A cold maceration begins a fast fermentation at warmer temperatures lasting for ten days Malolactic fermentation takes place in cuve over the course of the winter months After several rackings the wine ages in cuve and is then bottled Chinon Les Petites Roches Cuvée assembles parcels from terrains of gravelly siliceous alluvial sands and limestone Same vinification as in the Cuvée Terroir but with specific vines selected for the density and complexity they impart on the wine This juice represents the free run wine le vin de goutte of several parcels only high quality pressed juice is added to this blend Chinon Cuvée de la Cure Grapes are sourced from parcels Clos de la Cure and Clos de la Chappelle Cold skin maceration lasts for five days Fermentation lasts for 15 days at warmer temperatures Free run juice is blended with selected press wines Malolactic fermentation takes place in

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  • Domaine de la Prébende | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    she is the true source of inspiration for what has become Domaine de la Prébende today The Anna Asmaquer Beaujolais is an old vines blend with profound minerality a bright wild berry nose and possesses typique Beaujolais finesse The grapes are harvested manually and vinified completely without SO2 The wines are not chaptalized filtered or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation La Prébende crafts one of the best Beaujolais AOC values available today Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Beaujolais Blanc Anna Asmaquer Chardonnay 30 years old Clay Limestone Granite 1 ha Beaujolais Rouge Anna Asmaquer Gamay Planted in 1930 1940 1980 Clay Limestone Granite 6 7 ha Beaujolais Nouveau Gamay 10 20 years Clay Limestone Granite 4 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vines are fertilized with natural compost Yields are severely limited by both pruning and green harvest Beaujolais Rouge Anna Asmaquer Grapes are harvested manually and vinified without SO2 Fermented naturally carbonic maceration and aged in cement and stainless steel Fermentation lasts 8 12 days Bottled unfiltered Beaujolais Blanc Anna Asmaquer Fermented naturally carbonic maceration and aged in stainless steel Regular

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  • Thierry Allemand | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    rest Insufferable work as it was he dove into the project courageously he cleared over taken vineyards of weeds and scrub brush reinforced terraces rebuilt walls and replanted All by hand Though it took him fifteen years before he could afford to fully dedicate himself to his own domaine he earned his living as an electrician the quiet monastic Thierry Allemand had already become a legend The not even five hectares of land that he farms almost seem abundant when one considers the diversity and challenge that each parcel presents Despite the critiques earned when Cornas was considered to be in decline some claim that it possesses the best microclimates and the greatest terroirs of the Northern Rhône Stacked onto the hills of the western bank of the Rhône River the vines of Cornas enjoy maximum sun exposure facing south by southeast The slopes are composed of both limestone and granite though Thierry s parcels lie predominately upon sturdy granite subsoil with some clay The sun exposure of his vineyards are of particular note as they are inclined to early ripeness Thierry vinifies each parcel individually bringing prestige and recognition back to even the smallest lieux dits of Cornas His commitment to minimal doses of sulfur dioxide puts him in the same school of thought as such renowned traditionalists as Marcel Lapierre Beaujolais Domaine Gramenon Southern Rhône and Domaine Léon Barral Languedoc The cult status that Thierry s wines have achieved is well earned praise for this quiet hero of Cornas Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Cornas Les Chaillots 100 Syrah 5 40 yrs Limestone Granite 2 02 ha Cornas Reynard 100 Syrah 34 90 yrs Decomposed Granite 2 02 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Farms

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  • Catherine & Pierre Breton | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    flavors Domaine disgorges bottles once a year For wine produced during the 2009 vintage wine was bottled in July 2010 and bottles were disgorged in January of 2012 There are 8 grams of residual sugar and less than 1 gram used in dosage for the 2009 vintage the actual amount is kept a secret For wine produced during the 2010 vintage wine was bottled in June 2011 and bottles were disgorged in December 2012 or January of 2013 Wine is raised for a minimum of 12 months before bottling and a minimum of 11 months after Vouvray La Dilettante Sec While Catherine and Pierre work together in the vines and the cellar for all the Breton wines the Vouvrays are Catherine s pet project along with the Bourgueil Dilettante below The wine comes from 40 year old Chenin Blanc vines planted in flinty soil A very gentle pressing is followed by a short vinification in stainless steel There is no maloactic fermentation and the wine is bottled in the spring following harvest Made for immediate consumption Bourgueil La Dilettante Dilettante Dabbler is a project started by Pierre s wife Catherine Breton Similar to the Trinch but vinified using whole cluster carbonic maceration without sulfur Another wine meant for immediate consumption low alcohol low sulfur pure Cabernet Franc Aged in cement eggs and bottled unfiltered in the Spring after harvest Rosé d Anjou La Ritournelle Moustillant dry Rosé de Loire La Ritournelle Moustillant off dry Pierre Breton s idea is to make a rosé that approaches the pinnacle of naturalness These are two different cuvées never made in the same year whose grape provenance is identical From one year to the next the AOC is determined by the amount of residual sugar 7 8 g takes the Rosé d Anjou classification whereas a sec takes the Rosé de Loire classification The wine is cold fermented and then racked and further chilled to stop the fermentation It is bottled with approximately 0 5 atmospheres of pressure There is only a very small addition of sulfur dioxide just before bottling so the wine has wonderful purity A Ritournelle is catchy little tune or the chorus of a song that you can t get out of your head The Ritournelle label is a way to identify all the rosé that the domaine makes Bourgueil Avis de Vin Fort Clairet First made in 2009 A light red wine which sits on its skins for 6 8 days before pressing Avis de Vin Fort a reference to the maritime warning Avis de Vent Fort meaning strong winds are in the forecast is a play on words to evoke the idea that if the weather is bad one should sail back to shore and have a glass of wine instead Bourgueil Nuits d Ivresse Nuits d Ivresse Drunken Nights is the name of a special cuvée of selected old vines from top clay and limestone sites in Bourgueil The wine is vinified in barriques and kept in

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