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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bandol Blanc
Clairette, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc 15 years average Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl 30 ha total
Bandol Rosé
50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault 10 years average Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl 30 ha total
Bandol Rouge
85% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 5% Cinsault 20 years average Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl 30 ha total
Vin de Pays du Mont Caume Rouge “Terre d’Ombre”
80% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cinsault 3 - 4 years Limestone pebbles in brown clay, blue limestone bedrock, marl 30 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Organic viticulture with absolutely no chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers

• Soil is worked regularly by plow and hand-hoes

• Buds are trimmed and a green harvest is practice to purposefully limit yields; the average yield is between 35-38 hl/ha

• All grapes are harvested by hand, and selection takes place in the vineyards instead of on a sorting table

• Grapes are de-stemmed and then gently pressed by pneumatic press

• Only indigenous yeasts are used

• Wines ferment in underground, temperature-controlled, gravity-fed cuves

• All wines are unfined and unfiltered


Bandol Blanc:

• Slow fermentations at low temperatures

• Wine goes through malolactic fermentation

• Ages for 6-8 months in barrel before bottling


Bandol Rosé:

• Slow fermentations at low temperatures

• Wine goes through malolactic fermentation

• Ages for 6-8 months in barrel before bottling

• Wine can age for up to 20 years


Vin de Pays du Mont Caume Rouge  “Terre d’Ombre” :

• Declassified Bandol fruit from youngest vines

• Fermented in stainless steel, aged 5 months in foudre


Bandol Rouge:

• Fermentation lasts for 15-21 days in closed cuve

• Maceration by pump-over

• Wine ages in oak foudres for 18 months

• Aging potential: 30 years

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Vin de Pays du Mont Caume, Bandol
Producer
Reynald Delille
Founded
1963
Annual Production
10,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.terrebrune.fr

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