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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Reuilly Blanc "Les Pierres Plates"
Sauvignon Blanc 23 years average Clay, Kimmeridgian Limestone 11 ha
Reuilly Blanc “Les Fossiles”
Sauvignon Blanc 30 years Clay, Kimmeridgian Limestone 1.3 ha
Reuilly Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris 10 years average Siliceous Gravel 2 ha
Reuilly Rouge
Pinot Noir 23 years average Clay, Limestone 4 ha
(in total of Pinot Noir)
Reuilly Rouge "Les Chênes"
Pinot Noir 23 years average Clay, Limestone 4 ha
(in total of Pinot Noir)
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Domaine is certified organic as of 2011 and is currently under a conversion to biodynamics.

• Vineyards are all worked by hand

• Limited yields

• Harvested by hand

• Vinifications are traditional and temperature-controlled

• Oaks are harvested from Jamain’s own forest to make the barrels for the Pinot Noir

MISCELLANEA

     Reuilly is in Sauvignon Blanc territory, an ancient winemaking village that today has only about 300 acres in vines.  Our bottling, Pierres Plates, is from a specific vineyard with Chablis-like soil full of chalk, fossils and sea shells.  Try to imagine Sancerre grown at Chablis.  The fruit is lively, with white flower perfumes, citrus and minerality.  It has finesse and precision.     


    If you want to experience what I mean when I say minerality, notice the first impression on the palate, which is of fresh, cushiony, Sancerre-like Sauvignon Blanc.  Then, immediately, there is a firmness, a stony firmness that appears from within the wine.  Let’s call it Terroir to the Rescue, because a wine with nothing but pure fruit seems banal.


Kermit Lynch

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Reuilly
Producer
Denis Jamain
Founded
1935
Annual Production
11,000 cases
Farming
Organic, Biodynamic
Website
http://www.denisjamain.com

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