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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

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 40 years average Schist 6.5 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

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Languedoc Cabrières
Producer
Jean-Claude Zabalia
Founded
2012
Annual Production
10,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.laterreletemps.com/

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