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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Aloxe-Corton
Pinot Noir Planted in 1950s, 1969 Clay, Limestone .8 ha
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru
Clos du Chapitre
Pinot Noir Planted in 1965, 1981, 1983, 1991 Clay, Limestone, Gravel .95 ha
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru
Les Vercots
Pinot Noir Planted in 1947, 1987, 1989 Clay, Limestone 1.1 ha
Corton Bressandes Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted between 1955-1960 Clay, Limestone .43 ha
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Chardonnay Planted between 1955-1960 White Marl .5 ha
Corton Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1978 Yellow Clay, Marl .4 ha
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru
En Caradeux
Pinot Noir Planted in 1960s Clay, Limestone .36 ha
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru
Les Fichots
Pinot Noir Planted in 1976, 1985 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc
Chardonnay 20 years avg Clay, Limestone N/A
Romanée Saint Vivant Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1973 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards are sustainably farmed

• All grapes are harvested by hand and sorted

• 100% of the grapes are de-stemmed

• Parcels are all vinified separately in open-topped, wooden vats

• Natural fermentations with indigenous yeasts


Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru:

• Grapes are pressed immediately after harvest

• Juice is racked directly into fûts after one night of decanting

• Alcoholic fermentation occurs in tonneaux for anywhere from several weeks to months


Reds:

• Grapes macerate for several days at 15°-17° Celsius, then must goes through alcoholic fermentation with occasional punch-downs and pump-overs

• Must pressed gently by pneumatic press

Jus de presse is blended in with first press wine to settle for 24-48 hours

• Wines are racked by gravity directly into oak fûts deep into the cellar below the winery. The percentage of new oak varies with the vintage and appellation.

• Wines enjoy a long, slow élévage before being bottled unfined and unfiltered


General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses, Corton Grand Cru, Corton Bressandes Grand Cru, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Romanée Saint Vivant Grand Cru
Producer
Franck Follin
Founded
1993
Annual Production
2,100 - 2,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.domaine-follin-arbelet.com

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