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  • Champagne Paul Bara | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    references for anyone who wants to enjoy and understand the ripe dry richness of Bouzy Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bouzy Brut Réserve Grand Cru 80 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay 35 years average Clay Limestone 11 ha total Bouzy Brut Rosé Grand Cru 68 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay 12 Red wine 35 years average Clay Limestone 11 ha total Bouzy Brut Grand Cru Millésimé 90 Pinot Noir 10 Chardonnay 35 years average Clay Limestone 11 ha total Bouzy Brut Comtesse Marie de France Grand Cru Millésimé Pinot Noir 40 50 years Clay Limestone 11 ha total Spécial Club Brut Grand Cru Millésimé 70 Pinot Noir 30 Chardonnay 35 years average Clay Limestone 11 ha total Spécial Club Brut Rosé Grand Cru Millésimé 64 5 Pinot Noir 27 5 Chardonnay 8 Red wine 35 years average Clay Limestone 11 ha total Bouzy Rouge Coteaux Champenois Grand Cru Pinot Noir 30 years Clay Limestone 11 ha total Bouzy Brut L Annociade de Paul Bara Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Millésimé Pinot Noir Average 50 years Clay Limestone 11 ha total ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Only the first pressing of the grapes is used for the wine After alcoholic fermentation the cold cellar temperatures force the wines into dormancy over the winter months All grapes undergo fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks White wine and rosé does not undergo malolactic fermentation Punch downs and pump overs occur daily for red wines Red wine undergoes a natural malolactic fermentation Bouzy Rosé is a blend of direct press and Bouzy Rouge NV Bouzy Brut and Rosé age in bottle for 3 years before release vintage cuvées age 6 to 12 years Bouzy Brut Réserve Grand Cru Ages in bottle for 3 years before release Dosage 11 2 grams liter Bouzy Brut Grand Rosé Grand Cru Ages in bottle for 3 years before release Dosage 10 8 grams liter Bouzy Brut Grand Cru Millésimé Ages in bottle for 8 years before release Current disgorgement March 2015 2006 Vintage Dosage 11 2 grams liter Spécial Club Brut Grand Cru Millésimé Ages in bottle for 5 years before release Current disgorgement March 2015 2009 Vintage Dosage 11 6 grams liter Spécial Club Brut Rosé Grand Cru Millésimé Ages in bottle for 9 years before release Current disgorgement December 2014 2004 Vintage Dosage 9 2 grams liter Bouzy Brut Grand Cru Comtesse Marie de France Ages in bottle for 9 years before release Current disgorgement January 2015 2004 Vintage Dosage 6 7 grams liter Bouzy Brut L Annociade de Paul Bara Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Millésimé Ages in barrel for 6 months and in bottle for 10 years before release Current disgorgement June 2015 2004 Vintage Dosage 6 grams liter The Annonciade bottling is an hommage to an ancestor of the Bara family In 1833 Annonciade daughter of a winemaker from Bouzy married Auguste François Bara a young cooper from a neighboring village

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  • Domaine Léon Barral | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    season pruning in the gobelet style shelters the grapes from the blistering sun Most of his vines are very old but vary up to ninety years of age keeping yields naturally low Once in the cellar Didier s harvest is cared for with the same zeal although he would consider the wine all but finished once it leaves the vineyard This level of artisanry was once nearly extinct had it not been for Didier and the profound influence he is having over other viticulteurs who now see how his work ethic and ideology translates to results Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Faugères 50 Carignan 30 Grenache 20 Cinsault 40 to 70 years Schist 14 ha Faugères Jadis 50 Carignan 30 Syrah 20 Grenache 30 to 60 years Schist 10 ha Faugères Valinière 80 Mourvèdre 20 Syrah 15 to 30 years Schist 4 3 ha Vin de Pays de l Hérault Blanc 80 Terret Blanc and Gris 10 Viognier 10 Roussane 20 to 90 years Schist 3 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Grapes are biodynamically farmed All grapes are harvested by hand and then sorted Depending on the variety grapes are de stemmed in general grapes from the youngest vines however whole clusters are also used No SO2 is added Wine is vinified in gravity fed cement cuves Wine is fermented with natural yeasts Maceration takes place for 3 to 4 weeks with regular manual punch downs in an old wooden vat After maceration grapes are lightly pressed with an old wooden vertical basket press Faugères is aged for 2 years in cement and stainless steel cuves Jadis and Valinières are aged for 24 to 26 months in barrel 10 new oak The vineyards for the Syrah

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  • Barruol Lynch | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    négociant working closely with top growers in the northern part of the region who still work with Sérine an ancient version of Syrah Producing only a few precious barrels of each cuvée Louis is helping to save the authenticity and the identity of many great old Côte Rôtie parcels and now those of Hermitage and Crozes by keeping them out of the hands of the large corporate négociants in the area Together he and Kermit blend our Northern Rhône wines and a Southern Côtes du Rhône Blanc and Rouge from a selection of Louis purchases Louis selects the best parcels he can find and then Kermit shows up and either has a cuvée bottled unfiltered or he blends to find the assemblage that satisfies his esthetic criteria Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Côtes du Rhône Blanc 80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne 25 years average Alluvial with galets roulés 4 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge 60 Grenache 30 Syrah 10 Mourvèdre 40 years average Limestone 1 ha Saint Joseph Les Cochés Syrah 45 years Granite Varies Crozes Hermitage Les Tiercerolles Syrah 30 50 years Granite Varies Crozes Hermitage Les Batits Syrah 40 50 years Sandy loam Varies Hermitage La Pierrelle Syrah 30 50 years Granite Varies Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle Marsanne 80 years Granite Varies Côte Rôtie Les Roses Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Boisselée Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Dorée Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Viaillere Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie Nève Syrah 30 years Schist Varies ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All wines are hand harvested and sorted during harvest Maceration lasts 2 or 3 weeks Fermentation takes place in cement tank Wines are aged on average for 15 months in barrel No new barrels barrels are 1 or 2 years old Wines are not filtered nor fined Grapes are not de stemmed except the Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage which are 90 de stemmed Côtes du Rhône Blanc Fermentation takes place in old barrels that have see passage of 2 to 4 wines Full malolactic fermentation Aged for 5 months in barrels then blended and bottled in the spring following the vintage Marsanne is from the village of Voiles known for a rocky terroir and good soil drainage Roussanne is from sélection massale vines from the village of Tulette 2014 blend 57 Marsanne 14 Clairette 14 Viognier 10 Picpoul 5 Bourboulenc 2013 blend 80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne Côtes du Rhône Rouge Hand harvested Grapes are sourced from small parcels on slopes around Vinsobres Grapes are co fermented in a single cement tank Wine aged in cement tank for 12 months before bottling in September Not fined or filtered Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle Pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels Wine is not racked fined or filtered before bottling Côte Rôties 2011 2013 2014 Nève is a blend of the lieu dit Nève located

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  • Barruol Lynch | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the northern part of the region who still work with Sérine an ancient version of Syrah Producing only a few precious barrels of each cuvée Louis is helping to save the authenticity and the identity of many great old Côte Rôtie parcels and now those of Hermitage and Crozes by keeping them out of the hands of the large corporate négociants in the area Together he and Kermit blend our Northern Rhône wines and a Southern Côtes du Rhône Blanc and Rouge from a selection of Louis purchases Louis selects the best parcels he can find and then Kermit shows up and either has a cuvée bottled unfiltered or he blends to find the assemblage that satisfies his esthetic criteria Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Côtes du Rhône Blanc 80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne 25 years average Alluvial with galets roulés 4 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge 60 Grenache 30 Syrah 10 Mourvèdre 40 years average Limestone 1 ha Saint Joseph Les Cochés Syrah 45 years Granite Varies Crozes Hermitage Les Tiercerolles Syrah 30 50 years Granite Varies Crozes Hermitage Les Batits Syrah 40 50 years Sandy loam Varies Hermitage La Pierrelle Syrah 30 50 years Granite Varies Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle Marsanne 80 years Granite Varies Côte Rôtie Les Roses Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Boisselée Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Dorée Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie La Viaillere Syrah 30 50 years Schist Varies Côte Rôtie Nève Syrah 30 years Schist Varies ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All wines are hand harvested and sorted during harvest Maceration lasts 2 or 3 weeks Fermentation takes place in cement tank Wines are aged on average for 15 months in barrel No new barrels barrels are 1 or 2 years old Wines are not filtered nor fined Grapes are not de stemmed except the Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage which are 90 de stemmed Côtes du Rhône Blanc Fermentation takes place in old barrels that have see passage of 2 to 4 wines Full malolactic fermentation Aged for 5 months in barrels then blended and bottled in the spring following the vintage Marsanne is from the village of Voiles known for a rocky terroir and good soil drainage Roussanne is from sélection massale vines from the village of Tulette 2014 blend 57 Marsanne 14 Clairette 14 Viognier 10 Picpoul 5 Bourboulenc 2013 blend 80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne Côtes du Rhône Rouge Hand harvested Grapes are sourced from small parcels on slopes around Vinsobres Grapes are co fermented in a single cement tank Wine aged in cement tank for 12 months before bottling in September Not fined or filtered Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle Pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels Wine is not racked fined or filtered before bottling Côte Rôties 2011 2013 2014 Nève is a blend of the lieu dit Nève located on the Côte Brune 2011 La Dorée

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  • Bernard Baudry | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    terroir and vinification methods make each of their cuvées unique and distinct Bernard and Matthieu focus the lion s share of their production on Chinon Rouge five fine cuvées of Cabernet Franc all aged in old and new barrels in their incredible cellars chiseled out of tuffeau behind the winery They make a surprising Chinon Blanc a rarity to find let alone to import as well as a stunning Chinon Rosé The Baudrys are staunch traditionalists and you would have a hard time finding a Chinon more classic than theirs Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc 9 years Clay Limestone 1 ha Chinon Blanc La Croix Boissée Chenin Blanc 30 years Clay White Limestone 5 ha Chinon Rosé Cabernet Franc 20 years Gravel 2 ha Chinon Les Granges Cabernet Franc 20 years Sand Limestone 9 ha Chinon Domaine Cabernet Franc 30 years Gravel Clay Silica 4 ha Chinon Les Grézeaux Cabernet Franc 65 years Gravel 3 ha Chinon Le Clos Guillot Cabernet Franc 15 years Yellow Limestone Clay Silica 4 ha Chinon Franc de Pied Cabernet Franc 16 years Yellow Limestone Clay Silica Sand 3 ha Chinon Rouge La Croix Boissée Cabernet Franc 30 years Clay White Limestone 2 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Harvest is done 100 by hand All fruit is de stemmed and put into gravity fed cuves Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts in cement and wooden cuves for the reds and in stainless steel for the rosé Fermentation takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks with regular light pump overs and punch downs Rosé Rosé is made by pressing the grapes first followed by fermentation with the objective of having less than 3g L of residual sugar dry

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  • Château de Bellevue | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    limestone Lussac St Émilion is found on the Right Bank of the Bordelais and is often regarded as a satellite appellation of St Émilion The terroir here is characterized by exceptional quality only surprising because the great low prices here at Bellevue stand to shift the perceptions of what good Bordeaux should cost All twelve hectares of the clay and limestone vineyards are farmed organically and were certified through the French agency Ecocert in 2002 All grapes are de stemmed and only native yeasts are used Wines are aged in the subterranean cellars for two years before bottling There is a beautiful mineral components and freshness to all three wines The Sauvignon Gris a local white heirloom varietal the Lussac St Émilion Les Griottes a fresh easy drinking cuvée of 100 Merlot and finally their classic Lussac St Émilion comprised of 95 Merlot and 5 Cabernet Franc Recent tastings of Bellevue s 1998 1999 2000 and 2005 vintages prove that one need not pay a high premium for age worthy elegant Bordeaux With such lushness and mineral backbone this small estate s offerings only stand to impress Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Sauvignon Gris Sauvignon Gris 4 years Clay Limestone 5 ha Lussac Saint Émilion Les Griottes Merlot 25 years Clay Limestone 2 ha Lussac Saint Émilion 95 Merlot 5 Cabernet Franc 40 years Clay Limestone 9 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Sauvignon Gris All grapes are hand harvested sorted and de stemmed A pneumatic press is used to press the grapes into free run and first press juice Wine fermented and aged in stainless steel tank No malolactic fermentation except for 2014 vintage Bottled unfiltered in March Reds All grapes are hand harvested and

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  • Benevelli Piero | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    their true potential after at least five years or more in bottle His Dolcetto and Langhe Nebbiolo are true Piemontese delights as well classic and full of pleasure Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Langhe Nebbiolo Nebbiolo 7 10 years Dark brown marl red marl 1 5 ha Dolcetto d Alba Vigna la Costa Dolcetto Planted in 1986 Limestone grey and white marl 3 ha Barbera d Alba Bricco Ravera Barbera 25 years Grey marl and bluish limestone 1 5 ha Barolo Ravera Nebbiolo Planted in 1960 Grey and white marl 2 ha Langhe Freisa Alla Mia Gioia Freisa 25 years average Red sand blue marl 6 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All vineyards are in the commune of Monforte Hand harvested Wines are fermented in 50 hl stainless steel tanks with temperature controls During fermentation the wines are pumped over 3 times a day Langhe Nebbiolo Cold maceration for 24 36 hours During first 7 8 days of fermentation pump overs at least 3 times a day Elevage in stainless steel tanks for 5 6 months Aged 3 months in bottle before release Dolcetto d Alba Vigna la Costa During alcoholic fermentation the temperature is kept at 26 28 C Delestage halfway through the alcoholic fermentation Maceration lasts 7 days Elevage in stainless steel tanks for 6 7 months Aged 3 months in bottle before release Barbera d Alba Bricco Ravera Indigenous yeasts only Initial fermentation lasts 8 10 days Before bottling wine ages for 6 months in old barrels then 6 more months in large Slovenian oak barrels Aged in bottle for 3 months Neither fined nor filtered Barolo Ravera Delestage every other day during alcoholic fermentation Submerged cap maceration lasts 20 25 days depending

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  • Domaine Bizot | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Blanc that comes from an old parcel of sélection massale Chardonnay right next to Clos de Vougeot Bizot s wines bottled by hand barrel by barrel without filtration are serious Burgundies for the patient connoisseur emphasizing purity subtlety and elegance Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bourgogne Blanc Les Violettes Chardonnay Planted in 1940 and 1965 Clay Limestone Marl Sand 3 5 ha total Bourgogne Rouge Le Chapitre Pinot Noir N A Clay Limestone 3 5 ha total Échézeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir Parcels Planted in 1924 1945 1967 1980 Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total Marsannay Rouge Clos du Roy Pinot Noir 30 years Limestone Sand Gravel 32 ha Vosne Romanée Pinot Noir Planted in 1986 Clay Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total Vosne Romanée Les Jachées Pinot Noir 80 years Clay Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total Vosne Romanée Les Réas Pinot Noir 80 years Clay Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total Vosne Romanée Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 80 years Clay Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir Planted in 1970 Clay Limestone Marl 3 5 ha total ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All parcels are vinified separately to respect the diversity of each terroir After harvest the grapes are sorted but never de stemmed or crushed and placed in wood cuves No sulfur is added at any time during vinification Fermentation lasts 14 to 20 days The wines are raised in oak barrels for 15 to 20 months depending on the vintage The wines are not racked fined or filtered The wines are bottled by hand barrel by barrel There is a reference to the barrel a wine came from on each bottle Échézeaux Bizot s holdings in the grand

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