1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Fronsac
Merlot 60 years avg. Clay, Limestone and Clay, Gravel 7.92 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Planting density ranges from 6000 to 7000 vines per hectare
• A grassy cover crop is left between the rows of vines
• The vineyards are worked by subsoiling, which aerates the earth and allows microorganisms to develop freely, which in turn helps nourish the vines
• Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed, and sorted
• Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel or lined concrete tanks, and lasts three weeks
• Wines are pumped over and/or the caps punched down regularly, depending on the needs of each individual cuvée
• Parcels are vinified separately, then blended before élevage
• 12- to 18-month élevage in barriques, 25% new
• Wines are not fined or filtered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Appellation(s)
Fronsac
Producer
Bénédicte & Grégoire Hubau
Founded
1990
Annual Production
3,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.moulinpeylabrie.com

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