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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes du Rhône
“L’O de Joncier”
Grenache 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes
Lirac "Les Muses" Rouge
60 – 80% Mourvèdre, 40 – 20% Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes
Lirac Blanc
50% Roussane, 30% Marsanne, 20% Bourboulenc 16 to 37 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 1.25 ha
Lirac Rosé
45% Grenache, 45% Cinsault, 10% Cinsault 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes
Lirac “Le Classique” Rouge
30 – 40% Syrah, 40 – 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault & Carignan 9 to 43 years Alluvial soils with large galets roulés 31 ha total of red grapes
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All grapes are harvested by hand

• All wines ferment naturally with native yeasts

• Pump-overs are very delicate because the yields are so low; the fruit is very concentrated and extraction therefore does not need to be forced

• Wines are aged for 18 months in underground, gravity-fed cuves

• The final blend varies vintage-to-vintage

• Fruit for “L’O de Joncier” is harvested before the other reds and has the shortest fermentation time—10 days

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Lirac
Producer
Marine Roussel
Founded
1989
Annual Production
6,600 to 9,000 cases
Farming
Organic, Biodynamic

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