1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Hermitage Blanc
Marsanne 100 years Granite 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Bessards/Méal”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Limestone, Quartz 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Gréffieux/Bessards”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Alluvial, Clay 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Méal”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Limestone, Quartz 1.7 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand
• Whole clusters are crushed by foot in old wooden tanks
• Fermentation is natural
• Wine aged in old demi-muid
• Red wines are aged 18 to 36 months depending on vintage
• White wine is aged 9 to 12 months depending on vintage
• Bottled by hand
• Vineyards are designated by the capsule color

Gréffieux/Bessards: Cream capsule

Bessards/Méal: Gold capsule

Méal: Gold capsule with “M”

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Hermitage
Producer
Bernard Faurie
Founded
Fifth Generation
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Traditional

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