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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Pomerol
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc 40 years Flint, Clay 7 ha
Pomerol "Clos Plince
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet (Franc and Sauvignon) 50 years avg Sandy 1.15 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Terroir: Surface is gravel and flint with very fine, decomposed clay. The middle strata is clay with a very high iron deposit (rich in orange crystals that are typical in Pomerol). Subsoil is composed of heavy clay lenses.

Pomerol:
• All grapes are harvested by hand , sorted, de-stemmed and lightly crushed
• Wine undergoes natural fermentation in temperature-controlled concrete and stainless steel cuves for 3-4 weeks
• Regular pumpovers at the beginning of fermentation (2-4 times a day)
• Wine is aged in Allier oak barrels, 50% of which are new, although the proportion of new oak varies according to the vintage
• Wine is bottled unfiltered

Pomerol “Clos Plince”:
• All grapes are harvested by hand
• Aged in oak barrels, (25% new) for 12 to 15 months

General Information

Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Appellation(s)
Pomerol
Producer
Claire Laval
Founded
1868
Annual Production
2,500 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.chateau-gombaude-guillot.com

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