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  • Domaine Colin-Deléger | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Remilly Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles and Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru Though the quantities that we are able to buy of each every year are miniscule it is always a pleasure to continue to be able to taste wines from a mature master vintner with some of Chardonnay s greatest terroirs All three vineyards are within a stone s throw of one another with En Remilly just around the corner on the south side of Chevalier Montrachet and Puligny Les Demoiselles on the northern edge of Le Montrachet Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru En Remilly Chardonnay 25 years Clay Limestone 48 ha Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay N A Clay Limestone 08 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles Chardonnay 70 years Clay Limestone 15 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION All wines undergo natural fermentation in barrel Lees are stirred depending on the vintage 25 to 30 of barrels are new Wines are aged for 12 to 16 months Wines are bottled unfiltered General Information Country France Region Burgundy Appellation s Chassagne Montrachet Puligny Montrachet Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru Producer Michel

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  • Bruno Colin | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    18 ha Chassagne Montrachet Chardonnay 25 years Clay Limestone 81 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Chardonnay 25 years Clay Limestone 42 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes Chardonnay 32 years Clay Limestone 09 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie Chardonnay 30 years Clay Limestone 41 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Chardonnay 48 years Clay Limestone 42 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte Chardonnay 50 years Clay Limestone 24 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru En Remilly Chardonnay 51 years Clay Limestone 23 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers Chardonnay 35 years Clay Limestone 34 ha Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchot Dessus Chardonnay 35 ha Clay Limestone 13 ha Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Truffière Chardonnay 42 years Clay Limestone 5 ha Bourgogne Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 32 years Clay Limestone 62 ha Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 37 years Clay Limestone 1 8 ha Chassagne Montrachet Rouge 1er Cru La Maltroie Pinot Noir 45 years Clay Limestone 14 ha Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière Pinot Noir 25 years Clay Limestone 42 ha Santenay Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 52 years Clay Limestone 71 ha Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravières Pinot Noir 23 years Clay Limestone 39 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION White Wines Fermentation is 100 natural Vinified in temperature controlled cuve Wines aged in 1 3 new oak Bourgogne Aligoté is aged for 10 months in stainless steel tank Bourgogne Chardonnay Chassagne Montrachet Saint Aubin 1er Cru Le Charmois are raised in barrel for 12 months before bottling All premier cru Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet are raised in barrel for 18 months before bottling Red Wines Fermentation is 100 natural Reds are 100 de stemmed with a 20 day maceration Wines aged in

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  • Domaine Costal | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    loosely translated as land of the truffles Domaine Costal continues to produce the Les Truffières bottling and recently they have added a bottling from the premier cru Vaillons The vines are worked organically and Kermit and the Collet family together agree on a blend of stainless steel foudre and barrel vinifications Our bottlings are not filtered or cold stabilized a true rarity in Chablis The skill of the Collets and their excellent terroirs combine to give us wines of extraordinary purity and finesse There is no mistaking it one taste and you are in Chablis territory zesty minerality wet stone freshness and nervosity Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Chardonnay 14 years Kimmeridgian Limestone 32 ha Chablis Les Truffières Chardonnay 20 years Limestone 1 26 ha Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Chardonnay 30 years Kimmeridgian Limestone 9 6 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Fermented with indigenous yeasts in 600L demi muid barrel Aged for 14 months in 600L demi muid barrel Chablis Les Truffières 100 of wine is vinified in stainless steel and aged for another 10 months in stainless steel After being raised in stainless steel for 10 months wine spends 3 months in demi muid barrels 600 L The wine is neither fined nor filtered The Truffières vineyard is located in the commune of Villy north of the town of Chablis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless tank After racking wine goes through malolactic fermentation in 1 3 stainless tank 1 3 neutral barrel 228 L and 1 3 used demi muid barrel 600 L General Information Country France Region Burgundy Appellation s Chablis Producer Gilles Romain Collet Founded 1932

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  • Clos La Coutale | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    gentle slopes that rise up from the Lot River He farms sixty hectares of land along the alluvial terraces of the Lot Valley that are rich in siliceous clay and limestone soils The microclimate of the vineyards is ideal with southwest sun exposure and topographic protection against the frost Over the years Philippe has tinkered with the house blend to achieve a greater equilibrium Today the blend consists of 80 Malbec and 20 Merlot creating an intense wine that juggles elegant rusticity with everyday drinkability Coutale has quite a record of age worthiness as well and Philippe is not afraid to pull out older vintages of his wines alongside much more expensive Bordeaux They stand up pretty well Nothing beats a bécasse or cassoulet with an old Coutale but a simple steak fits the bill just fine Philippe s genius is not only evidenced by his wines he is also the proud inventor of a successful line of double hinged corkscrews that stands to change your future bottle opening experiences Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Cahors 80 Malbec 20 Merlot 25 years Gravel Limestone Clay 60 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Traditional vinification Grapes are sorted and de stemmed after the harvest Each vineyard parcel is vinified separately Wine is fermented in stainless steel with daily punch downs Fermentation lasts anywhere from 15 to 18 days Wine is blended in January and aged in foudre and 1 2 years old barrels from Bordeaux grand cru for one year before bottling MISCELLANEA For at least two decades the Clos la Coutale s wine has been unmistakable in flavor personality and offered terrific value David Schildknecht The Wine Advocate In the lunchroom of our Berkeley retail shop two

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  • Domaine A. & P. de Villaine | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Bouzeron the I N A O finally upgraded the appellation to A O C Bouzeron in 1997 largely due to Aubert s advocacy over the years Aubert s single vineyard Bourgognes both in blanc and rouge are equally outstanding representations of the unlikely pedigree found in this corner of the region The de Villaines farm three appellations within the Côte Chalonaise namely Bouzeron Aligoté Rully Chardonnay and Mercurey Pinot Noir Their single vineyard parcels are stunning examples of what this complex and amazing terroir can yield Though their wines are quite enjoyable young their ability to age well is what one might expect from a master such as de Villaine Much of this is due to both the diversity of his vinestock and his organic and biodynamic methodology in the vineyards both of which Aubert stands by with great conviction He also ferments his Mercureys in wood cuves a style adopted from DRC Pierre de Benoist Aubert s nephew currently directs the domaine upholding the sense of tradition excellence and standards for which it has become so well known In 2010 Aubert was awarded Decanter Magazine s prestigious Man of the Year Award a distinction that unsurprisingly the modest Aubert seemed reluctant to accept Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Bouzeron Aligoté Doré 10 90 years Clay Limestone Marl 12 5 ha Bourgogne Blanc Les Clous Aimé Chardonnay 20 55 years Clay Limestone 3 4 ha Rully Blanc Les Saint Jacques Chardonnay 17 years Clay Limestone Silt 1 7 ha Bourgogne Rouge La Fortune Pinot Noir 20 25 years Clay Limestone 2 3 ha Bourgogne Rouge Les Clous Pinot Noir 20 25 years Clay Limestone 43 ha Bourgogne Rouge La Digoine Pinot Noir 35 45 years Clay Limestone 1 8 ha Mercurey Rouge Les Montots Pinot Noir 40 50 years Clay Limestone 1 6 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Bouzeron Wine is vinified in wood foudres capacity of 30 to 40 hecto liters The only intervention during fermentation and aging of wine is the maintaining of temperature between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius Each parcel is pressed separately in a small pneumatic press The must is put in stainless steel for a 24 36 hour cold soak then the wine is transferred to foudre where it stays for fermentation and élevage The lees are never stirred unless it is needed in the case of reduction for example The wine is raised for 10 to 12 months depending on the vintage Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Les Clous Aimé Rully Les Saints Jacques Fermentation and raising of the wine are identical to the Bouzeron except 80 of the fermentation and aging is in foudre and 20 is in barrel Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise La Fortune Les Clous La Digoine Careful selection and sorting of the grapes is done in the vineyard Wine is fermented and aged in wood cuves with a minimum 2 3 of the stems depending on the vintage

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  • Domaine Robert-Denogent | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    the price of the appellations of Meursault and Puligny Montrachet to which they are often compared by aficionados and critics alike the wines of Robert Denogent offer tremendous value wonderful richness and impressive complexity An added attraction for some they age sooner than their counterparts to the north Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Saint Véran Les Pommards Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 52 years Clay Limestone 52 ha Mâcon Solutré Clos des Bertillonnes Chardonnay 30 years Quartz Limestone 42 ha Mâcon Fuissé Les Tâches Chardonnay 15 years Limestone 27 ha Pouilly Fuissé Les Carrons Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 92 years Limestone scree 47 ha Pouilly Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 79 years Blue Schist 2 ha Pouilly Fuissé Les Reisses Monopole Chardonnay 82 years Clay 6 ha Pouilly Fuissé Cuvée Claude Denogent Les Cras Chardonnay 85 years Limestone 7 ha Pouilly Vinzelles Les Longeays Chardonnay 50 years Clay Limestone 25 ha Mâcon Villages Chardonnay 40 years Limestone 1 ha Beaujolais Villages Cuvée Jules Chauvet Gamay 20 years 70 years Sandy decomposed granite 1 14 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION White Wines All grapes are harvested by hand Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts Wines complete malolactic fermenation Pouilly Vinzelles Les Longeays is aged for 22 months in barrel 40 new Wines are aged for 18 to 30 months in the same barrels 20 new 50 two passages 30 more than two passages Wines are racked 3 to 4 weeks before bottling Two bottlings are produced of the following wines Saint Véran Les Pommards Vieilles Vignes Pouilly Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes Pouilly Fuissé Les Reisses Monopole The bottlings of these wines are identical in every way except the first bottlings are aged for

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  • Château des Deux Rocs | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Deux Rocs are aptly named Prémices meaning a sign of things to come we certainly believe that great things are to come from this exciting new domaine Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Languedoc Cabrières Rosé Prémices 60 Cinsault 25 Syrah 15 Grenache Noir 35 years average Schist 3 5 ha Languedoc Cabrières Rouge Prémices 60 Syrah 40 Grenache Noir 40 years average Schist 6 5 ha Languedoc Cabrières Rouge Les Crozes 60 Syrah 40 Grenache Noir 30 years average Schist 3 5 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Vines are located between 250 and 400 meters above sea level on terraces in the Vallée des Crozes The exposition of the vineyards is south south west Languedoc Cabrières Rosé Prémices Hand harvested Indigenous yeast used for fermentation Grape varieties are vinified separately Grapes are de stemmed Wine made from direct press Fermentation lasts 15 to 18 days in stainless steel tanks No malolactic fermentation Wine is blended and aged in stainless steel tank Wine is aged on fine lees for three months Blends will vary slightly each vintage Languedoc Cabrières Rouge Prémices Hand harvested Indigenous yeast used for fermentation Grape varieties are vinified separately Fermentation lasts on average 20 days in stainless steel tanks Délestage and pumpovers during fermentation as needed determined by tasting the tank twice a day Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank then wine is blended Wine is aged in stainless steel for 6 months with regular racking Not filtered nor fined Blends will vary slightly each vintage Languedoc Cabrières Rouge Les Crozes Hand harvested Indigenous yeast used for fermentation Grape varieties are vinified separately Fermentation lasts on average 20 days in stainless steel and fiberglass lined tanks Daily pumpovers during fermentation as needed determined

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  • Villa Diamante | Our Wines | Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    Antoine s meager 3 hectares of Fiano face north favoring a slow and steady ripening marked by hot days and cool nights His primary goal is allowing the high altitude terroir of Montefredane to express itself by avoiding the use of chemicals in the vineyard while maintaining a non interventionist philosophy in the cellar After whole cluster pressing the juice is either inoculated spontaneously from a starter culture pied de cuve or with yeasts selected from the vineyard depending on the vintage Antoine is constantly experimenting with his background in chemistry driving his methods as his perennial desire for improvement provides a quasi academic thrill Nothing is hurried as the wine completes its malolactic fermentation and ages extensively sur lie to acquire stunning mouthfeel and glorious complexity After a year long élevage in stainless steel tanks during which a natural clarification takes place the Vigna della Congregazione is bottled unfined and unfiltered with only a small dose of sulfur This wine is an exercise in finesse showcasing Fiano s potential for purity and longevity along with its striking aromatics Villa Diamante s Fiano possesses a sense of completeness from its delicate floral perfume and mineral character in youth to the pristine texture and smoky nutty notes it develops with bottle age These are fascinating unique wines from a creative genius Technical Information Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area Fiano di Avellino Vigna della Congregazione Fiano Planted 1983 1996 Clay Limestone 3 ha ha hectares one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres VITICULTURE VINIFICATION Guyot training Vineyards face north Vineyards sit at 400 600 meters altitude 1 300 1 950 feet All grapes are harvested by hand Spontaneous fermentation or inoculation by yeasts selected from the vineyard depending on the vintage Alcoholic fermentation lasts 25 30 days

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