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  • Château Tour Bayard | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    chewy tannins plump fruit and incredible value Montagne St Émilion is regarded as a satellite appellation of St Émilion While it shares much of St Émilion s elegance and quality the wines are a fraction of the price and the estates much less corporate than those in the neighboring hillside town The Richards tend ten hectares of forty year old vines deeply rooted in clay and limestone soils in a perfectly exposed natural amphitheater where they incorporate organic methods shunning chemical pesticides in favor of natural composts which encourage microbiological activity in the soil The Tour Bayard vineyards face south yielding such ripeness that Kermit has been known to follow Bandol tastings with their wines Merlot accounts for 70 of the blend along with 25 Cabernet Franc known regionally as Bouchet and 5 Malbec All vineyard parcels are hand picked and vinified separately This terrifically bold Montagne St Émilion is another amazing KLWM selection that is approachable enough to be enjoyed now and intense enough to age happily in your cellar for years to come Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Montagne Saint Émilion 85 Merlot 15 Cabernet Franc 40 years Clay Limestone 10 ha Montagne St Emilion Cuvée l Angelot 95 Malbec 5 Merlot 40 years Clay Limestone 10 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All grapes are harvested by hand and are then sorted and de stemmed before fermentation in thermo regulated cement cuves All parcels and grape varieties are vinified separately Fermentation lasts two to three weeks Montagne St Emilion The wine is raised for 12 months 60 in cement cuves 20 new oak 20 in one year old barrels Montagne St Emilion Cuvée l Angelot Cuvée is named for Fanny Richard s father Angelo

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  • Domaine La Tour Vieille | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    is famous for its fortified wines Tour Vieille also produces a wide range of practically extinct late harvest and extended elevage white and red wines the ultimate meditation wines at the end of a meal The heart soul and hard work that go into crafting these wines make their labor of love all the more delicious Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Collioure Blanc Les Canadells 70 Grenaches blanc et gris 10 Macabeo 10 Roussane 10 Vermentino 20 to 60 years Schist 13 ha total Collioure Rosé Rosé des Roches 50 Grenache 50 Syrah 20 to 60 years Schist 13 ha total Collioure Rouge La Pinède 80 Grenache Noir 7 Carignan 7 Syrah 6 Mourvèdre 35 to 70 years Schist 13 ha total Collioure Rouge Puig Oriol 70 Syrah 15 Carignan 15 Grenache 25 to 50 years Schist 13 ha total Collioure Rouge Puig Ambeille 80 Mourvèdre 10 Grenache 10 Carignan 25 to 45 years Schist 13 ha total Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille Mémoire d Automnes 50 Grenache Blanc 50 Grenache Gris 35 to 75 years Schist 13 ha total Banyuls Blanc Doux 50 Grenache Blanc 50 Grenache Gris 35 to 70 years Schist 13 ha total Banyuls Rimage 90 Grenache 10 Carignan 45 years Schist 13 ha total Banyuls Rimage Mise Tardive 90 Grenache 10 Carignan 45 years Schist 13 ha total Banyuls Reserva 35 Grenache 35 Grenache Gris 30 Carignan 45 years Schist 13 ha total Banyuls Vin de Méditation Grenache and Carignan 45 years Schist 13 ha total Cap de Creus Rancio Sec Grenache and Carignan 45 years Schist 13 ha total ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All grapes are harvested by hand and nothing is mechanized at all no tractors All wines are fermented traditionally with wild yeasts Collioure Blanc Les Canadells Grenache Gris is pressed immediately after harvest Grenache Blanc Macabeo Vermentino Roussanne undergo a short skin maceration A percentage of the wine is fermented in oak barrels with a regular stirring of the lees Wine is bottled 6 months after harvest Collioure Rosé Rosé des Roches The rosé is made from saignée and undergoes a temperature controlled fermentation Wine is bottled 3 months after harvest Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation Collioure Rouges All reds undergo pump overs and all punch downs are by foot Wine is bottled 10 to 18 months after fermentation Banyuls Banyuls Blanc Doux Rimage Rimage Mise Tardive are all vintage wines Banyuls Blanc Doux Grapes are pressed directly after harvest Alcohol is added to stop fermentation so that the grapes may retain their sweetness Vintage Banyuls Non oxidized wine that is bottled within the first year of aging Harvested between September 10 and 20 Neutral spirit added during fermentation and calculated to bring juice to 16 alcohol Residual sugar of 90 to 96 g L Banyuls Rimage Mise Tardive similar to base wine of Rimage aged in foudre for several additional years before release

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  • Domaine de la Tour du Bon | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the person who knows the story of the land the best The domaine is situated at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level a high point on this coastal appellation where maritime breezes cool the arid climate Fourteen hectares of red earth clay sand and gravel rest upon sturdy limestone bedrock Brow beating excavation and focused determination alone have built these vineyards Agnès still has early photographs of the Mauric family who lived here before the Hocquards working the soil Knee deep into the red earth behind heavy plows vineyard workers toiled to bring this land to its current glory The tradition continues even today The copious rock served as sturdy material for building the house and walls that surround the property The limestone has most importantly left its trace in the wines instilling them with tremendous complexity long length and fresh elegance that makes them ideal for cellar aging Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bandol Blanc Varies 85 Clairette 10 Vermentino 5 Ugni Blanc 38 year average Clay Limestone Silt Sandstone 11 ha total Bandol Rouge Varies 55 Mourvèdre 25 Grenache 15 Cinsault 5 Carignan 38 year average Clay Limestone Silt Sandstone 11 ha total Bandol Rouge Saint Ferréol Varies 90 Mourvèdre 10 Carignan 38 year average Clay Limestone Silt Sandstone 11 ha total Bandol Rosé Varies 35 Grenache 30 Cinsault 25 Mourvèdre 10 Clairette 38 year average Clay Limestone Silt Sandstone 11 ha total Vin de France D Ici Grenache Planted in 1970 Limestone 0 5 ha IGP Méditerranée En Sol Mourvèdre 45 years old Clay Limestone 2 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Grapes are all harvested by hand Average yields are incredibly low at 28 hl ha Bandol Blanc Juice obtained by

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  • Château de Trinquevedel | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Southern Rhône cru No more than sixty percent of the final blend can be made up of the noble Grenache In other appellations where rosé is made it is often regarded as an afterthought most of the grapes are frequently sourced from lesser parcels as the lighter maceration of the grapes is seen as wasting precious juice In Tavel even the best parcels may contribute to the blend yet another aspect that makes this cru so special Guillaume with the help of his wife Céline farms thirty two hectares of vines that are situated in the hills of the Montagne Noire Black Mountain Their stony vineyards resemble those of the famous Châteauneuf comprised of sand and quartzite galets roulés rounded stones The climate and sun exposure produce grapes with tremendous concentration and power To counteract this power and higher alcohols that are typical of the appellation the Demoulins perform a bleeding off of the free run juices followed by a light pressing and a very balanced extraction Guillaume believes in taking all measures necessary to preserve the natural pressing of the grapes The rosés of Château de Trinquevedel consistently enjoy aromas of ripe red berries with notes of the ubiquitous spicy garrigue Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Tavel 45 Grenache 24 Cinsault 15 Clairette 10 Mourvèdre 6 Syrah Average of 32 years Sand Marl Limestone Clay with quartz 27 ha Tavel Les Vignes d Eugène 40 Grenache Noir 40 Clairette 20 Syrah Average of 60 years Clay Limestone 3 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Tavel Cold skin maceration for 12 to 48 hours in cement cuve Direct press Alcoholic fermentation lasts 20 days in cement cuve at 17 C Wine is aged in enamel lined stainless

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  • Domaine Trotereau | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    of pink limestone is truly unique unlike any other Sauvignon Blanc appellation in the world and gives a very particular wine Sauvignon is able to ripen more fully here while retaining a very interesting aromatic profile and the wines are capable of aging quite gracefully As recently as fifty years ago the wines of Quincy were more recognized in France for their quality than Sancerre or Pouilly Fumé and commanded a higher price Today the appellation has largely faded from recognition and cave cooperatives have bought up a lot of the land at pennies on the dollar Most at Quincy try to make bracing nervy Sauvignons that recall the typical style that can be produced anywhere and there are precious few willing or able to take the risks necessary to produce the type of wine that made Quincy famous and that only their terroir can produce Ever since Denis Jaumier retired after bottling the 2005 vintage we ve been looking for a worthy successor Pierre Ragon s vines happen to sit right next to some of Jaumier s old parcels and Pierre hasn t rushed to replant with higher yielding clones since he took over the reins in 1973 at this storied family domaine founded in 1804 He is now blessed with vines over 100 years old that are still producing exceptional fruit With pride and excitement we once again bring you the real deal from Quincy Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Quincy Sauvignon Blanc Planted from 1985 to 2008 Sandy Silex Pink Limestone 10 64 ha Quincy Vieilles Vignes Sauvignon Blanc Planted from 1905 to 1943 Sandy Silex Pink Limestone 2 07 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Indigenous yeasts for fermentation 24 to 72 hours

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  • Cantine Valpane | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    gives us Although the names Asti and Alba may be more widely recognized today Pietro explains that the Monferrato provides more faithful expressions of Barbera This is due in part to the warmer climate and longer hours of sunlight here which allow the grapes to ripen completely and unfurl the full personality of the variety The Monferrato is also still relatively untamed and the forests and fields here benefit the area s vineyards by providing a natural source of variety At Valpane these factors combine to provide meaty Barberas that nevertheless offer plenty of lively fruit Pietro then lets them sit in large oak botti and cement tanks for several years depending on the cuvée and releases them only when they are ready Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Perlydia Barbera Planted in 2000 Clay Limestone 1 5 ha Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Valpane 85 Barbera 15 Freisa Planted in 1980 2000 Clay Limestone 1 5 ha Barbera del Monferrato Rosso Pietro Barbera Planted in 2000 2005 Clay Limestone 4 ha Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Euli Grignolino Planted in 2005 Clay Limestone 2 ha Monferrato Freisa Canone Inverso Freisa Planted in 2000 Clay Limestone 1 ha Vino Rosso Rosa Ruske Ruchè 2 3 planted 1970 1 3 planted 2005 Clay Limestone 1 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vines are sustainably farmed the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France No fining or filtration All indigenous yeasts Length of élevage and bottling aging before release are adjusted according to the needs of each unique vintage Barbera del Monferrato Rosso Pietro Fermentation takes place in cement tanks and lasts 21 23 days Aged 10 12 months in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling Aged 3 months in bottle before release Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Perlydia Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and cement tanks and lasts 21 23 days Aged 2 5 years in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling Aged one year in bottle before release Perlydia for Lydia Pietro s aunt who ran the estate before him Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Valpane Fermentation takes place in wood vats and lasts 21 23 days The Barbera and Freisa are vinified separately The Barbera is aged 1 3 years in 30hL wood vats before blending The Freisa is aged 1 3 years in stainless steel vats before blending After the Barbera and Freisa are blended the wine ages 18 24 months in 500 liter tonneaux Aged one year in bottle before release Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Euli Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts 21 23 days Aged 12 18 months in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling Aged 6 months in bottle before release Monferrato Freisa Canone Inverso Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts 21 23 days Aged 12 18 months in stainless steel and cement tanks before bottling Aged 6 months in bottle before release Vino

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  • La Viarte | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the vineyards and in the talent of his team this estate is going to continue to be a lot of fun to follow in coming years Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bianco delle Venezie Incò 40 Friulano 25 Chardonnay 25 Riesling 10 Pinot Bianco 16 years 29 36 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 3 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Bianco Pinot Bianco 29 36 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 2 46 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio Pinot Grigio 16 years 33 34 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 2 84 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Sauvignon Sauvignon 16 years 32 33 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 4 14 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla Ribolla Gialla 32 35 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 1 39 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Friulano Friulano 32 35 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 2 97 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Refosco Planted in 1983 2006 Eocene Marl and Sandstone 1 5 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Schioppettino del Prepotto Schioppettino 5 7 years 29 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 3 57 ha Friuli Colli Orientali Merlot Merlot 15 30 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 1 3 ha Bianco delle Venezie Siùm 50 Picolit 50 Verduzzo 30 35 years Eocene Marl and Sandstone 1 71 ha Tazzelenghe Tazzelenghe Planted in 1983 Eocene Marl and Sandstone 90 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vines are sustainably farmed the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France Guyot training Vineyards face east southeast All grapes hand harvested Dry Whites Yields Incò 50 hl ha Pinot Bianco 25 hl ha Pinot Grigio 50 hl ha Sauvignon 30 hl ha Ribolla Gialla 55 hl ha Friulano 40 hl ha Fermentation and élevage in stainless steel Seven month élevage with the lees stirred twice a week One month of bottle aging before release Friulano was formerly known as Tocai Friulano Friuli Colli Orientali Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Grapes destemmed and sorted before vinification Maceration lasts 15 days Aged one year in 225 L French oak barriques ranging from first to sixth passage the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation during this period Aged in bottle for 20 months Schioppettino di Prepotto Yield 30 hl ha Grapes destemmed and sorted before vinification Maceration lasts 15 days One year in 225 L French oak barriques ranging from first to sixth passage the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation during this period Aged for several months in stainless steel and one year of bottle aging before release Friuli Colli Orientali Merlot Wine ages for 12 months in French oak barrique 15 new remainder 2 to 6 years old Bottle aged for 20 months Tazzelenghe An indigenous red Friulian variety the name means cuts the tongue Yield 20 hl ha Grapes destemmed and sorted before vinification Maceration lasts 15 days in temperature controlled stainless steel cuve Aged for 12 months in new oak barriques then 6 months in stainless steel 2 years of bottle age before release

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  • Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    early alluvial deposits limestone silica and a robust red clay known as molasse that has come to characterize this terrain Sitting on the surface of the soil the galets hold important functions they insulate the vines from both the cold and the heat and they provide ideal drainage for the roots Kermit first met Henri and his wife Maguey in the mid seventies As Henri began to filter the wine around 1980 Kermit asked that his blend remain unfiltered When the Bruniers had tasted the results of several vintages they returned to an unfiltered bottling for their entire production Henri retired in 1988 and left the Domaine in the hands of his two sons Daniel and Frédéric The Brunier brothers have significantly expanded the family s holdings on La Crau to seventy hectares and have boldly expanded their winemaking ventures into new territory They created the second label for Vieux Télégraphe known as Télégramme purchased Domaine La Roquète in Châteauneuf and joined forces with Kermit Lynch to buy the historic Domaine Les Pallières in Gigondas The wines of V T are classic displaying strength rusticity earthiness and tremendous longevity The final assemblage consists solely of old vine fruit from La Crau imparting incredible depth concentration and a filtered through stones minerality that provides excellent freshness The greatness of the domaine is just as much a tribute to the Bruniers as it is to La Crau they have the ability to make great wine even in difficult vintages Their goal is to find a harmony between aromatic complexity tannic structure and richness which they achieve year after year The maligned 1984 vintage is still a marvelous wine The grapes from the younger vines still over twenty years old make up V T s second label Télégramme The concept was born after the ill fated 2002 vintage when flooding around harvest led the Bruniers to downgrade La Crau due to the torrid conditions The resulting wine dubbed Télégramme saw significant success prompting Daniel and Frédéric to produce the cuvée yearly from fruit they deem not worthy of the La Crau label They have since supplemented it with fruit from vineyards they acquired upon purchasing Domaine La Roquète always striving for a more accessible contrast to the earthy deeply structured style of Vieux Télégraphe The elegance and velvety texture make Télégramme easy to appreciate in its youth with rich generous red fruit uncharacteristic freshness and beautifully integrated tannins Its finesse and drinkability make it the Châteauneuf du Pape for restaurant lists and for wine lovers who do not have a cellar for aging The range of the Bruniers other projects has served to express the variety of terroirs in the region representing a diversity that defies any stylistic pigeonholing For more information on the Bruniers projects please see the following Vignobles Brunier Le Pigeoulet Mégaphone Piedlong Domaine La Roquète Domaine Les Pallières Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Télégramme 80 Grenache 10 Syrah 6 Mourvèdre

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