1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay 11 years Clay, Limestone .30 ha
Auxey-Duresses Blanc
Les Hautés
Chardonnay 20, 55 years Marly Limestone .90 ha
Santenay Blanc
Chardonnay 10 years Clay, Limestone .13 ha
Santenay Blanc 1er Cru
Le Beaurepaire
Chardonnay 11 years Marly Limestone .27 ha
Santenay Blanc 1er Cru
Les Gravières
Chardonnay 60 years Clay, Limestone .06 ha
Puligny-Montrachet
Corvée des Vignes
Chardonnay 40 years Silt .25 ha
Santenay Rouge
Pinot Noir 50 years Clay, Limestone .60 ha
Santenay Rouge 1er Cru
Le Beaurepaire
Pinot Noir 11 years Marly Limestone .45 ha
Santenay Rouge 1er Cru
Le Passetemps
Pinot Noir 7 - 50 years Clay, Limestone .81 ha
Santenay Rouge 1er Cru
Les Gravières
Pinot Noir 50 - 60 years Clay, Limestone 1.23 ha
Auxey-Duresses Rouge 1er Cru
Les Bretterins
Pinot Noir 50 years Clay, Limestone .21 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All grapes are harvested by hand, with several passes through the vineyard to pick grapes at the optimal point of maturity

• Sorting happens in the vineyard with each grape being inspected by the harvesters

• The goal of the vinification and aging is to let the wine develop at a very slow pace


Whites:

• Grapes are pressed immediately after harvest under low pressure and must is transferred by gravity to new oak casks for fermentation

• Wine is aged in 30 to 40% new oak barrels

• Wines are never racked

• Wines are aged for a minimum of 15 months

• Lees are stirred 3 or 4 times per month up until Spring, then left on the lees until aging is finished

• Bourgogne Blanc is sourced from the southwestern stretches of Chassagne-Montrachet, near the village of Remigny


Reds:

• 30 to 60% of grapes are de-stemmed (depending on parcel and vintage)

• Grapes undergo a slow, temperature controlled maceration for 20 days

• Wine is aged in 50 to 80% new oak barrels

• Wines are never racked

• Wines are aged for a minimum of 15 months