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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Morgon
Gamay 70 yrs Decomposed Granite, Sand 4.85 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Old-vines with naturally low yields
• Made from two parcels of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old (planted before World War I)
• Biodynamic methodology (aeration of the soil, herbal influsions, natural composts, cover crops, planting in accordance with the lunar calendar) used to stimulate the natural immune system of the vine
• Manually harvested, as late as possible to achieve maximum ripeness
• Rigorous sorting of the grapes
• Indigenous yeasts only to start fermentation
• Long fermentations, with whole clusters, for 15-25 days at low temperatures to allow for longest skin contact possible
• Wines aged on fine lees in old Burgundian barrels for 6-8 months
• No fining or filtration

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Morgon
Producer
Jean-Paul Thévenet
Founded
1870
Annual Production
2,000 cases
Farming
Biodynamic

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