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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
Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc
Chardonnay 20 years avg Clay, Limestone N/A
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
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru
Les Vercots
Pinot Noir Planted in 1947, 1987, 1989 Clay, Limestone 1.1 ha
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru
Clos du Chapitre
Pinot Noir Planted in 1965, 1981, 1983, 1991 Clay, Limestone, Gravel .95 ha
Corton Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1978 Yellow Clay, Marl .4 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
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 barrel (30-40% new oak) 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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