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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côte Rôtie
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier Planted in 1960s Schist, Gneiss, Clay, Limestone 4.7 ha
Vin de Pays de Collines Rhodaniennes “La Chevalière”
Syrah Planted around 1995 Schist, Gneiss, Clay, Limestone .3 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Syrah naturally gives low yields, along with occasional de-budding; green harvests are never performed


• All grapes are de-stemmed


• Each parcel is vinified separately


• The skins macerate with the juice for 20-22 days, with regular punch-downs (by foot) and pump-overs. The Viognier for the Côte Rôtie is co-fermented with the Syrah in cement cuve


• After primary fermentation, the grapes are pressed, then wine is racked into barriques where it undergoes malolactic fermentation


• Blending occurs in stainless steel


• Wines are then racked into both Burgundian barrels (228-L, 300-L, and 400-L) and in 600-L demi-muids, 25-30% of which is new, depending on the year. The Jasmins keep their barrels for ten vintages before incorporating new oak into the rotation


• Wines age for 24 months before bottling


• Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered


• The grapes for the Vin de Pays de Collines Rhodaniennes “La Chevalière” come from the sandy plains below the terraces

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Vin de Pays de Collines Rhodaniennes, Côte Rôtie
Producer
Patrick Jasmin
Founded
19th Century
Annual Production
2,400 cases
Farming
Traditional

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