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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Clairette de Die Brut
Clairette N/A Limestone, Marl, Scree 12 ha total
Clairette de Die
90% Muscat à petits grains, 10% Clairette N/A Limestone, Marl, Scree 12 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

•  Domaine has been farming organically since 1979 and was certified in 1982; now farming biodynamically

•  Natural composts and manures are used as natural fertilizers

•  All grapes are harvested by hand

• Wines are rotated and disgorged by hand

Clairette de Die Brut is fermented using the méthode champenoise or the méthode traditionnelle (a primary fermentation, followed by a secondary in bottle, disgorging of the lees, then the addition of a dosage before final bottling)


Clairette de Die “Tradition” uses the méthode dioise, an ancestral method that allows a secondary fermentation in the bottle without dosage, because the wine is bottled with residual sugar remaining, typically at 6% alcohol. The bottles are then decanted off of their lees and rebottled under pressure following the secondary fermentation

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Clairette de Die
Producer
Jean Pierre & Thomas Achard
Founded
Five generations ago
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Organic, Biodynamic
Website
http://www.domaine-achard-vincent.com

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