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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Saint Véran
Les Pommards "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 52 years Clay, Limestone .52 ha
Mâcon-Solutré
Clos des Bertillonnes
Chardonnay 30 years Quartz, Limestone .42 ha
Mâcon-Fuissé
Les Tâches
Chardonnay 15 years Limestone .27 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
Les Carrons "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 92 years Limestone scree .47 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
La Croix "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 79 years Blue Schist 2 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
Les Reisses "Monopole"
Chardonnay 82 years Clay .6 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé "Cuvée Claude Denogent"
Les Cras
Chardonnay 85 years Limestone .7 ha
Beaujolais Villages “Cuvée Jules Chauvet”
Gamay 20 years, 70 years Sandy, decomposed granite 1.14 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

White Wines

• All grapes are harvested by hand
• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press
• Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts
• Wines complete malolactic fermenation
• Wines are aged for 18 to 30 months in the same barrels (20% new, 50% two passages, 30% more than two passages)
• Wines are racked 3 to 4 weeks before bottling
• Two bottlings are produced of the following wines: Saint Véran Les Pommards “Vieilles Vignes,” Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix “Vieilles Vignes,” Pouilly-Fuissé Les Reisses “Monopole.” The bottlings of these wines are identical in every way except the first bottlings are aged for 18 months while the second, more limited releases are aged in barrel longer. The Saint Véran is aged for 24 months, and the Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix and Les Reisses are aged for 30 months.

Beaujolais Villages “Cuvée Jules Chauvet”
• Parcel is leased from the niece of Jules Chauvet, Benedicte Chauvet
• Parcel is farmed with organic practices (but not certified)
• Hand harvested with meticulous sorting
• Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts
• Carbonic maceration for 15 days at ambient cellar temperature (48 - 50°F)
• No sulfur during harvest or vinification, minimal amount used at bottling
• Aged 16 months in 7 year old barrels
• Neither fined nor filtered

MISCELLANEA

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to taste, and the wines were really excellent—even more-so when factoring in the value versus a Puligny or Meursault. I started [tasting] without my pen, but the wines were so good I had to find it, hence, the notes gradually got longer!


Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Saint-Véran, Mâcon-Solutré, Mâcon-Fuissé, Pouilly-Fuissé
Producer
Jean-Jacques Robert
Founded
1990
Annual Production
4,200 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.robert-denogent.com

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