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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Blanchot Grand Cru
Chardonnay 55 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .64 ha
Chablis
Chardonnay 9 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .91 ha
Chablis 1er Cru
Butteaux
Chardonnay 45 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone 1.49 ha
Chablis 1er Cru
Forêt
Chardonnay 15 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .67 ha
Chablis 1er Cru
Mont-Mains
Chardonnay 20 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .36 ha
Chablis 1er Cru
Montée de Tonnerre
Chardonnay 50 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone 2.51 ha
Chablis 1er Cru
Vaillons
Chardonnay 33 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .40 ha
Les Clos Grand Cru
Chardonnay 45 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .50 ha
Valmur Grand Cru
Chardonnay 40 years average Kimmeridgian Limestone .75 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand

• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press

• Only indigenous yeasts are used

• Juice is left to settle, and then racked off its lees into cuve to ferment

• Alcoholic fermentation takes two weeks, followed by a malolactic fermentation in barrel

• Wines are aged for 18 months in older oak barrel and feuillette (most of which comes from barrel-maker Chassin), of which a very small percentage is new

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Chablis, Clos Grand Cru, Blanchot Grand Cru, Valmur Grand Cru
Producer
Bernard and Jean-Marie Raveneau
Founded
1948
Annual Production
3,000 cases
Farming
Traditional

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