1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Corse Calvi Blanc
Vermentinu 25 years Clay, Sand, on Granite 1.5 ha
Corse Calvi Rosé "E Prove"
50% Niellucciu, 50% Sciaccarellu 45 years Clay, Sand, on Granite 4 ha
Corse Calvi Rouge "E Prove"
35% Niellucciu, 35% Grenache, 15% Sciacarellu, 15% Syrah 25 - 40 years Clay, Sand, on Granite 6 ha
Corse Calvi Rouge Clos Reginu
30% Niellucciu, 30% Grenache, 15% Sciacarellu, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan 5 – 25 years Clay, Sand, on Granite 5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Corsican spellings of grape varietals

Corse Calvi Blanc “E Prove”:

• All grapes picked by hand

• Must undergoes one day of cold-soak and then the grapes are pressed

• Fermentation takes place in stainless steel


Corse Calvi Rouge “E Prove”:

• All grapes picked by hand

• Fermentation lasts 15 days to 3 weeks, then the grapes are pressed

• Wine is raised for one year in stainless steel and then one year in foudre or French oak barrels

• Out of the 50 barrels used to age the wine, 1 or 2 are replaced each year

• Wine is aged in bottle for 6 months to a year


Corse Calvi Rouge Clos Reginu:

• All grapes picked by hand
• Made from domaine’s youngest vines
• Wine ages in cuve
• Bottled unfiltered 


Corse Calvi Rosé “E Prove”:

• All grapes picked by hand

• Niellucciu and Sciaccarellu are co-planted in the same parcel and vinified together

• Direct press, no malolactic fermentation

• Wine aged in stainless steel