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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Gigondas “Les Racines”
80% Grenache 15% Syrah – Cinsault (co-planted) 5% Clairette 65 years average Red sandy clay, Limestone, Scree 15 ha
Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable”
90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette 45 years average Red sandy clay, Limestone, Scree 10 ha
Gigondas Rosé “Au Petit Bonheur”
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Clairette Younger vines Clay, Limestone Varies
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Property is located at the extreme north of the appellation

• All vineyards are sustainably farmed

• Harvests are done by hand

• Two rigorous sortings of the grapes

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed and pressed gently by pneumatic press


Gigondas Rosé “Au Petit Bonheur” :

• Grapes are sourced from youngest vines; juice obtained by direct press

• Blend varies year-to-year

• Wine is fermented and aged in demi-muids


Gigondas “Les Racines” :

• Vineyards are situated on stepped, terraced land from the lieu-dit, Les Pallières, located around the winery and cellars (at 250 meters in altitude)

• Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves and wooden vats

• Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 7-9 months

• Wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after the harvest

• Finished cuvée showcases the vineyard parcels around the domaine with the oldest vines—with the emphasis on freshness and extravagant cornucopian fruit


Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable” :

• Grapes are sourced from lieux-dits Poncet, Thomas, Les Pallières, and Terrasse du Diable

• Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves and wooden vats

• Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 12 months

• Wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after the harvest

• “Terrasse du Diable,” encompasses the low-yielding vines from the higher altitudes that express great structure and intense minerality

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Gigondas
Producer
Kermit Lynch, Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
Founded
500 years ago
Annual Production
8,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.vieuxtelegraphe.com

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