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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Blanc
Les Violettes
Chardonnay Planted in 1940 and 1965 Clay, Limestone, Marl, Sand 3.5 ha total
Bourgogne Rouge
Le Chapitre
Pinot Noir N/A Clay, Limestone 3.5 ha total
Échézeaux Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Parcels Planted in 1924, 1945, 1967, 1980 Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
Vosne-Romanée
Pinot Noir Planted in 1986 Clay, Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
Vosne-Romanée
Les Jachées
Pinot Noir 80 + years Clay, Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
Vosne-Romanée
Les Réas
Pinot Noir 80 + years Clay, Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
Vosne-Romanée “Vieilles Vignes”
Pinot Noir 80 + years Clay, Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1970 Clay, Limestone, Marl 3.5 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All parcels are vinified separately to respect the diversity of each terroir

• After harvest, the grapes are sorted, but never de-stemmed or crushed and placed in wood cuves

• No sulfur is added at any time during vinification

• Fermentation lasts 14 to 20 days

• The wines are raised in oak barrels for 15 to 20 months, depending on the vintage

• The wines are not racked, fined, or filtered

• The wines are bottled by hand, barrel by barrel

• There is a reference to the barrel a wine came from on each bottle


Échézeaux:

• Bizot’s holdings in the grand cru Échézeaux comes from two lieux-dits: Les Treux and Les Orveaux.

• The Orveaux is bottled as Échézeaux, and the Treux is bottled as Vosnes-Romanée 1er Cru.


Bourgogne Blanc Les Violettes:

• The vines for the Bourgogne Blanc come from the lieu-dit Les Violettes, which is in the appellation of Vosne-Romanée, along the wall that surrounds Clos Vougeot.


Bourgogne Rouge Le Chapitre:

• There are 3 lieux-dits in the Côte d’Or permitted on labels in conjunction with the Bourgogne appellation, Le Chapitre, En Montre Cul and La Chapelle Notre-Dame (which is in Ladoix-Serrigny). Le Chapitre produced the tête de cuvée of the commune in the 18th century and was the vin ordinaire (i.e., house wine) of Louis XV. The vineyard didn't have as good of a reputation when the official Burgundian classifications were done. Bizot thinks it is of premier cru quality and bought it instantly when it came up for sale. The wine is sublime.


Vosne-Romanée:

• Four cuvées are A.O.C. Vosne-Romanée. Three come from old vine plantings, planted between 1927 and 1933: “Vieilles Vignes,” Les Jachées, Les Réas. The Vosne-Romanée A.O.C. comes from young vines, planted in 1986.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Vosne-Romanée, Échézeaux Grand Cru
Producer
Jean-Yves Bizot
Founded
1995
Annual Production
900 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée

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