1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cornas Les Chaillots
100% Syrah 5 - 40 yrs Limestone, Granite 2.02 ha
Cornas Reynard
100% Syrah 34 - 90 yrs Decomposed Granite 2.02 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Farms organically, working steep, terraced vineyards all by hand (no tractor!)

• Dense plantings naturally reduce yields (< 30 hectoliters per hectare)

• All wines are fermented in stainless steel and open-top wooden vats

• Stems left on cluster during fermentation

• Punch-downs by foot

• All wines are vinified separately

• Wines aged in foudres and barriques for 24 months before final blending and bottling

• Finished wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered

• Very low doses of sulfur, sometimes none at all


Cornas “Les Chaillots”:

• Cuvée made up of all younger vines


Cornas “Reynard”:

• Cuvée made up of all older vines, a portion of which were purchased from Noël Verset

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Cornas
Producer
Thierry Allemand
Founded
1982
Annual Production
650 cases
Farming
Organic
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