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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Fleurie
Les Moriers
Gamay > 60 yrs Granite 8 ha
Julienas “Beauvernay”
Gamay > 60 yrs Granite N/A
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All grapes are harvested by hand

• Vinification is natural, in keeping with the local tradition, including whole cluster fermentation, and vatting for 6 to 8 days before pressing

• Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and cement cuves

• Wine is aged in old foudres (large oak barrels) for 13 months

• Blending occurs in the spring, and then the wine settles for 3-4 months before bottling.

• Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered


Fleurie Les Moriers:

• Vineyards are planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare

• The name Les Moriers comes from the word “mûrier” or mulberry tree.  This area used to be planted with mulberry trees, the preferred food of silkworms. The land was once used to produce silk fabric.


Julienas “Beauvernay” :
• The exact etymology of the name Beauvernay is unknown but the Chignard family has uncovered a few possible origins. The historical name for the hill on which this parcel resides is the “Côte de Beauvernay.” At the base of this hill, there is a small river and along the banks you’ll find “Verne” trees, a type of Alder. The hillside was therefore named for the trees at the base and the addition of “beau” is simply a term of endearment-hill with beautiful Alders or hill with beautiful view of Alders.

MISCELLANEA

This is not simply a Fleurie, it is Fleurie “Les Moriers,” and les Moriers is a steep vineyard that penetrates down into the Moulin-à-Vent zone. The result is like a marriage of the two. That explosive, floral Fleurie character emerges from an intense, regal, tannic, Moulin-à-Vent chassis. It is loaded with flavor and has an intense palate feel.

Kermit Lynch

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Fleurie, Julienas
Producer
Michel & Cédric Chignard
Founded
1900
Annual Production
3,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée

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