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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc
Clos St-Philibert
Chardonnay Planted in early 1990s Clay, Limestone, Gravel 3.5 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges Rouge
Pinot Noir > 50 years Clay, Limestone .6 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges Rouge 1er Cru
Aux Boudots
Pinot Noir Planted in mid 1950s, 1960s Fragmented Clay and Limestone 1 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges Rouge 1er Cru
Aux Murgers
Pinot Noir Planted between 1965 and 1972 Clay, Limestone, Sand, Gravel N/A
Vosne-Romanée Rouge
Pinot Noir 25 - 30 years, 60 years Clay, Limestone 1.4 ha
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Rouge
Les Chaumes
Pinot Noir PLanted in the 1950s, 1970s Clay, Limestone 2 ha
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Rouge
Aux Brûlées
Pinot Noir Majority of vines planted in 1930s Clay, Limestone w/larger rocks N/A
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Rouge
Au Cros Parantoux
Pinot Noir Planted in 1950s Steep with Clay, Limestone, Gravel .3 ha
Richebourg Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1950s Clay, Limestone .34 ha
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Vines from 1920s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s Clay, Limestone 3 ha
Corton Clos Rognet Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1920s Clay, Limestone .45 ha
Échézeaux Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in late 1940s Clay, Limestone .44 ha
Bourgogne Rouge **
Pinot Noir N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
Marsannay **
Pinot Noir 60 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Fixin **
Pinot Noir 25 years, 50 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Fixin 1er Cru
Clos du Chapître **
Pinot Noir 50 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Morey St-Denis **
Pinot Noir Middle-aged vines Clay, Limestone N/A
Chambolle-Musigny **
Pinot Noir Middle-aged vines, very old vines Clay, Limestone N/A
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Les Cras **
Pinot Noir Younger vines Clay, Limestone N/A
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Les Feusselottes **
Pinot Noir Younger vines Clay, Limestone N/A
Gevrey-Chambertin **
Pinot Noir Middle-aged vines, very old vines Clay, Limestone N/A
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Aux Argillas **
Pinot Noir 40 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Perrières **
Pinot Noir 50 + years Clay, Limestone N/A
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

** Denotes wine from Méo-Camuzet Frères et Soeurs:

This, the négociant entity of the family domaine, works closely with local growers to source the best fruit available in some of Burgundy’s finest terroirs. Vines are tended with the same best practices that the family espouses. The Méos oversee vineyard management, and they care for the wines in the cellars with the same attention to detail and respect of terroir that they do those of the domaine.


In the vineyards:

• Soils are ploughed regularly by horse to keep the ground soft

• Vines are treated without synthetic chemicals of any kind

• Yields are limited through pruning rather than a green harvest

• Vines are trained to grow higher than the norm, and leaves are eliminated at the base of the vine to allow the grapes better ventilation (useful in the prevention against rot)

• The harvest, all by hand, usually occurs in late September


In the cellar:

• Bunches are gently carried to the winery, and then rigorously sorted on conveyor belts, with anywhere from 5-20% of the crop discarded to better ensure quality

• Grapes macerate on their skins from 3-5 days at low temperatures

• Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled concrete vats, lasting for 2-3 weeks

• Only small doses of sulfur are used

• Punch-downs occur only at the end of the vinification process

Barrel Regime: Careful consideration is given to the barrels and the percentage of new oak used: the percentages vary according to the terroir and the vintage. Méo-Camuzet works in close association with coopers Maison François Frères to find the best diversity of local oaks within the same forest—a necessity in capturing the nuances of each cuvée. Méo has also experimented with the occasional integration of Hungarian oak into their collection.

• Wines are racked and blended in vats 3-4 weeks before bottling

• Wines are bottled (unfiltered) by gravity about 17 months after the harvest


Individual Cuvées:

For specific information with regard to each wine, we encourage you to read further on Méo’s extensive and highly informative website, which is written both in English and French: www.meo-camuzet.com

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Marsannay, Morey St-Denis, Fixin, Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Corton Grand Cru, and Échezeaux Grand Cru
Producer
Jean-Nicolas Méo & family
Founded
1902
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.meo-camuzet.com

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