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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de Pay de l’Aude Rouge “Chasse-Filou”
Grenache Noir > 50 years Clay, Limestone 10 ha total
Fitou “Cadette”
1/3 Grenache Noir, 1/3 Carignan, 1/3 Mourvèdre > 50 years Limestone, Marl, Schist 10 ha total
Fitou “Atsuko”
Grenache Noir > 75 years Limestone, Marl, Schist 10 ha total
Fitou “Les Vendangeurs de la Violette”
Mourvèdre 34 years Limestone, Marl, Schist 10 ha total
Vin de Pay de l’Aude Blanc “Le Pied des Nymphettes”
70% Carignan Blanc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 2% Vermentino, 2% Malvoisie, 2% Clairette, 2% Colombard, 2% Macabeu 30 - 40 years Clay, Limestone 10 ha total
Vin de Pay de l’Aude Blanc Muscat Sec
Muscat à petit grains 30 - 40 years Clay, Limestone 10 ha total
Vin Doux Naturel Muscat de Rivesaltes
Muscat à petit grains 30 - 40 years Limestone, Schist 10 ha total
Vin Doux Naturel Rivesaltes
Grenache Gris > 50 years Limestone, Schist 10 ha total
Vin Doux Naturel “Noir de Grenache”
Grenache Noir > 100 years Limestone, Schist 10 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Hand-harvested
• All wines de-stemmed
• Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open top tanks
• Reds aged for 18 months in tank and bottle
• Whites are aged for 6 months on lies and in bottle

Fitou “Atsuko”:
• Only produced in exceptional vintages

Fitou “Les Vendangeurs de la Violette”:
• Vines are selection massale

Vin Doux Naturel Rivesaltes:
• Aged 5 years in Cognac barrels

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Fitou, Rivesaltes, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Vin de Pay de l’Aude
Producer
Jacques Guérin, Valérie Guérin
Founded
1979
Annual Production
1,000 cases
Farming
Organic

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