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  • Domaine de la Chanteleuserie | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    most wines produced in the area today The Chanteleuserie vineyards enjoy full southern exposure on limestone and clay with a subsoil of porous chalky tuffeau that also provides cellars with naturally ideal aging conditions Thierry keeps yields low and protects his harvest by bringing the grapes in quickly and keeping them cool during destemming Temperature control continues during fermentation to preserve freshness and acidity thereby avoiding the rude tannic bite found in some Bourgueils The wines are later racked into foudres for additional roundness of texture and depth The Cuvée Alouettes alluding to the name of the domaine is fresh supple fruity and ready to be drunk young The Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes hails from vines 40 80 years old and the Cuvée Beauvais from one of Bourgueil s greatest sites originates from the tuffeau hillsides near the domaine Both are delicious young and outstanding when aged Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bourgueil Rosé Cabernet Franc 35 years average Silicious Clay N A Fines Bulles Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle Cabernet Franc Young vines Sand and Clay 0 4 ha Bourgueil Cuvée Alouettes Cabernet Franc Planted from 1967 1980 Sand Clay 8 ha Bourgueil Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Cabernet Franc Planted before 1970 Sand Clay Limestone 4 ha Bourgueil Cuvée Beauvais Cabernet Franc Planted in 1971 Clay Limestone 4 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Green harvest to decrease yield and insure perfect maturity Grapes are both carefully sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar Regular pumpovers Twice a day during 8 days Bourgueil Cuvée Vieilles Vignes and Cuvée Beauvais undergo punchdowns by foot once a day in oak cuves for about 6 days Bourgueil Rosé Fermented in stainless steel tank Rosé made 50 by saignée from Cuvée Alouettes tank

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  • Domaine de Chérisey | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    south side of Blagny level with the village just above Puligny Truffières It is a wine that combines the power and richness of Meursault with the ethereal finesse of Puligny Laurent s Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumaux is from vines just below Blagny between the aforementioned Truffières and Meursault Perrières If you were a Chardonnay vine it wouldn t be a bad place to put down your roots The wine is loaded with white limestone and gives a very fine intensely focused white Burgundy très Puligny screaming with minerality It doesn t have the renown of its neighbors but it should The de Chérisey Meursault Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte is from a vineyard just north of Blagny on the Meursault side of course high on the slope above the village The wine is a powerful classic long lived Meursault The Genelotte vineyard is also a monopole meaning Laurent and Hélène are sole proprietors Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Blagny Rouge 1er Cru La Genelotte Pinot Noir Planted in 1934 Clay Limestone 34 ha Meursault Blanc Bois de Blagny Chardonnay Planted in 2006 Clay Limestone 1 13 ha Meursault Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte Chardonnay Planted between 1946 1955 Clay Limestone 3 5 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny Chardonnay Planted in 1950 Clay Limestone 1 7 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Chalumaux Chardonnay Planted in 1946 Clay Limestone 8 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne Chardonnay Planted in 2000 Clay Limestone 10 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Hand harvested Rigorous grape sorting before the crush Wines are unfined and unfiltered Whites Direct pressing Settling of the juice for 12 hours then racked directly into 228 L oak barrels The percentage of

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  • Éric Chevalier | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Consequently there is an interesting variety of sedimentary igneous and metamorphic rocks as this area once was ocean floor Of the twenty five hectares he farms a large percentage of his production is dedicated to the production of Melon de Bourgogne Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu mostly from old vines in the superb lieu dit of La Butte The soils here are comprised primarily of serpentinite and quartz with the exception of his ancient granite parcel known as La Noë The other half of his crop Chardonnay Fié Gris and Pinot Noir among others goes towards the production of Vin de Pays du Val du Loire and the soils are rich in granite sand and silt Of these country wines the most notable is Éric s Fié Gris This grape pulled out of vineyards for many years to be replaced with the more profitable Sauvignon Blanc is indigenous to the Loire Also known as Sauvignon Rose or Sauvignon Gris Éric s vines are one of the few remaining strongholds of this elegant and luscious varietal It makes an impression with almost an Alsatian exoticism Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Chardonnay Chardonnay 10 15 years Serpentinite eclogite quartz 3 ha Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Sur Lie Le Clos de la Butte Melon de Bourgogne 50 years Serpentinite eclogite quartz 6 ha Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Sur Lie La Noë Melon de Bourgogne 20 60 years Granite 4 ha Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Blanc Fié Gris Sauvignon Gris 20 years Gravel silt sand 2 5 ha Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Rosé Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 15 years Metamorphic rock 2 5 ha Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Cabernet Franc Cabernet

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  • Domaine Robert Chevillon | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    in the hands of the appellation authorities but it is almost better if the status quo doesn t change that way we are assured to get grand cru quality at a premier cru price Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bourgogne Aligoté Aligoté 50 years Clay Limestone 16 ha Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 15 years Clay Limestone 17 ha Nuits Saint Georges Blanc 100 Pinot Blanc 50 years Clay Limestone 18 ha Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 1 3 Pinot Noir 2 3 Gamay 45 years Clay Limestone 65 ha Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 20 years Clay Limestone 8 ha Nuits Saint Georges Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 50 years Clay Limestone 3 3 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots Pinot Noir 46 years Gravel Limestone Clay Silt 65 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles Pinot Noir 77 years Clay Silt Limestone 1 2 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots Pinot Noir 60 years Clay Limestone Oolite Silt 1 55 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières Pinot Noir 50 years Limestone Oolite 6 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers Pinot Noir 55 years Limestone on silt Gravel 6 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Roncières Pinot Noir 52 years Limestone Oolite Gravel 1 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Pinot Noir 75 years Limestone Oolite Clay Silt 6 ha Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains Pinot Noir 77 years Clay Limestone 1 6 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Aligoté and Pinot Blanc are co planted among the Pinot Noir vines Soils are regularly plowed Vines are only treated when necessary Vines naturally achieve low yields Grapes fully de stemmed Primary fermentation in stainless steel cuves and then wines are racked into barrels Long slow fermentations All wines age in barrel The Passetoutgrain Bourgogne and Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes in 20 new oak All others are aged in approximately 30 new oak depending on the vintage Passetoutgrain Bourgogne and Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes bottled after approximately 16 months of aging all other reds after about 20 months Bourgogne Passetoutgrain The Passetoutgrain grapes are sourced from three lieux dits near the village of Nuits Saint Georges Champs d Argent Croix Blanche Petit Chaliot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots Les Chaignots originates from old French meaning the place where the oaks grow Eastern sun exposure 260 280 meters in altitude with a grade ranging from 8 20 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots Originally Les Bousselots was an uneven parcel a terrain bosselé meaning bumpy terrain South eastern sun exposure 255 280 meters in altitude with a grade ranging from 10 15 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Roncières Before the land was cultivated with vines it was full of brambles or ronces East by southeast sun exposure 250 300 meters in altitude with a steep grade of 20 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les

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  • Domaine Chignard | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the vineyards and the cellar The finished wines couldn t be more reflective of Les Moriers splendid location light and playful with deep ripe fruit and finesse The Chignard s have recently started making wine from another Beaujolais cru Juliénas which produces a beautiful high toned wine in keeping with the style of the domaine La Revue du Vin claims that the aromas from their wines evoke memories of the great Chambolle Musignys from Burgundy to the North but who s to say maybe they got it reversed Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Fleurie Les Moriers Gamay 60 yrs Granite 8 ha Julienas Beauvernay Gamay 60 yrs Granite N A ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All grapes are harvested by hand Vinification is natural in keeping with the local tradition including whole cluster fermentation and vatting for 6 to 8 days before pressing Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and cement cuves Wine is aged in old foudres large oak barrels for 13 months Blending occurs in the spring and then the wine settles for 3 4 months before bottling Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered Fleurie Les Moriers Vineyards are planted at a density of 10 000 vines per hectare The name Les Moriers comes from the word mûrier or mulberry tree This area used to be planted with mulberry trees the preferred food of silkworms The land was once used to produce silk fabric Julienas Beauvernay The exact etymology of the name Beauvernay is unknown but the Chignard family has uncovered a few possible origins The historical name for the hill on which this parcel resides is the Côte de Beauvernay At the base of this hill there is a small river and along the

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  • Daniel Chotard | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    of the acidity that is so typical of the appellation Aging the wine on its lees further rounds the mid palate Like his jazz Daniel s wines are luscious and complex with deep notes and long satisfying finales Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Sancerre Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 25 years avg Clay Limestone Kimmeridgian marl 10 89 ha Sancerre Blanc Cuvée Marcel Henri Sauvignon Blanc N A Clay Limestone Kimmeridgian marl 10 89 ha Sancerre Blanc Cuvée Les Cris Sauvignon Blanc 25 years avg Clay Limestone Kimmeridgian marl 10 89 ha Sancerre Rosé Pinot Noir 15 years avg Clay Limestone Kimmeridgian marl 1 ha Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir 25 years avg Clay Limestone Kimmeridgian marl 2 93 ha Sancerre Rouge Le Chant de l Archer Pinot Noir 50 years avg Clay limestone Kimmeridgian marl 60 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Harvested by hand Sustainably farmed grapes Sancerre Blanc Grapes are immediately de stemmed and pressed after the harvest Must undergoes cold soak for 36 hours Vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel cuve on the lees until bottling Wine does not go through malolactic fermentation Sancerre Blanc Cuvée Marcel Henri Grapes come from the domaine s oldest vines planted by Daniel s father and uncle Wine is vinified the same way as the regular Sancerre Blanc but ages on fine lees for 18 months before bottling Sancerre Blanc Cuvée Les Cris Les Cris is the name of the parcel from which this wine is made The soil is composed of pebbles of limestone that are locally called cris or griottes Grapes are immediately de stemmed and pressed after the harvest Fermentation takes place in Acacia barrels and the wine stays in these barrels for approximately 8 months During

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  • Auguste Clape | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    The dicey precipices make using any machinery in the vineyards impossible All work must be done by hand There are no official rules to their viticultural methodology they work the old fashioned way by instinct feeling and common sense The vineyards sit on granite subsoil behind the village with optimal sun exposure They own pieces of such prime parcels as Reynard and La Côte as well as Les Mazards and Pied La Vigne They also recently acquired the vineyard Les Sabarottes bought from the now retired Noël Verset Their only secrets starting with old vines and optimizing the ripeness of the fruit as best they can They accomplish this by holding out before they harvest a risky game of chicken where the trick is to keep the fruit on the vine as long as possible while still harvesting before the rains Individual parcels are vinified separately in old oval foudres Long élévages of twelve to twenty two months add depth to the natural complexity of the wines The wines are capable of tremendous longevity in the cellar although Kermit also encourages trying them while they are young and fresh to better appreciate the evolution to come For a taste of the old style Syrah from the fabulous sculptured slopes of the Northern Rhône Auguste Clape s Cornas is the only place to start Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Saint Péray Blanc Marsanne 40 years average Clay Granite 2 ha Vin des Amis Rouge Syrah 40 years average Round river stones 1 ha Côtes du Rhône Rouge Syrah 30 to 50 years Granite 1 ha Cornas Renaissance Syrah 12 to 20 years Granite 1 2 ha Cornas Syrah 30 to 60 years Granite 4 3 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half

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  • Domaine Coche-Dury | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the cellar vinifications are long and traditional with extended lees contact This extra time on the lees prevents oxidation and works in tandem with the terrific freshness his grapes achieve A good proportion of new wood is used not to influence the taste of the wine but rather to extend the cellar aging potential of these pedigreed wines and to serve as a clean slate for perfect fruit Coche believes strongly that the white wines of Burgundy should have nerve and his are never among the ripest or highest in alcohol of his colleagues It is their vibrant acidity often hidden in the opulence that helps them to age so successfully and predictably Though their bottlings are extremely limited any chance to taste the wines of Coche Dury promises a rare glimpse into some of the greatest vineyard management and winemaking in the world Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Auxey Duresses Rouge Pinot Noir Planted in 1982 Clay Limestone 5 ha Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay PLanted in 1930 1958 1975 Clay Limestone 1 ha Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir Planted from 1973 1980 Clay Sand 75 ha Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay Planted in 1960 Clay Limestone 33 ha Meursault Chardonnay varies Clay Limestone 4 25 ha Meursault Les Chevalières Chardonnay Planted in 1958 Clay Limestone 12 ha Meursault Les Rougeots Chardonnay Planted in 1940 1962 1973 Clay Limestone 70 ha Meursault Côte de Beaune Rouge Pinot Noir Planted 1980 Clay Limestone 12 ha Meursault Caillerets 1er Cru Chardonnay Planted in 1960 Limestone 33 ha Meursault Perrières 1er Cru Chardonnay Planted in 1950 1970 2005 Limestone 50 ha Monthelie Côte de Beaune Rouge Pinot Noir Planted from 1987 Clay Limestone 25 ha Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères Chardonay Planted from 1930 1952 Clay Limestone 50 ha Volnay 1er

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