1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc
50% Viognier, 50% Chardonnay 18 years Clay, Limestone 2.5 ha
Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge
55% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 10% Marselan 18 years Clay, Limestone 3.5 ha
Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Varies : Primarily Grenache, with Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre 40 years average Marl, Limestone 36 ha
Côtes du Rhône Blanc (Barruol Lynch)
80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne 25 years average Alluvial with galets roulés .4 ha
Côtes du Rhône Rouge (Barruol Lynch)
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre 40 years average Limestone 1 ha
Côtes du Rhône Rouge
“Réserve des Armoiries”
Varies : 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Carignan 40 years average Marl, Limestone 36 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All blends are subject to change, vintage to vintage. See specific wines below for details by vintage.


Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc :

• Made for Kermit by Domaine de Durban

• Harvested by hand

• Grapes ferment by carbonic maceration in temperature-controlled, stainless steel cuves

• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press

• Wine ages for 6 months in cuves before bottling


Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge :

• Made by Domaine de Durban

• Harvested by hand

• Grapes are 100% de-stemmed

• Grapes ferment by carbonic maceration in temperature-controlled, stainless steel cuves

• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press

• Wine goes through malolactic fermentation in cement cuves

• Wine ages for 8 months in cuves before being bottled unfiltered


Côtes du Rhône Rouge :

• Wine is made by Jean-François Pasturel at Terres d’Avignon

• Vinification is traditional, with only natural yeasts, in temperature-controlled, cement cuves

• Maceration lasts approximately 25 days

• Wine is aged in cement tank before bottling
2013 blend: 62% Grenache, 26 % Syrah, 5% Carignan, 4% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre
2012 blend: 66% Grenache, 25 % Syrah, 7% Carignan, 1% Cinsault, 1% Mourvèdre
2011 blend: 62% Grenache, 32 % Syrah, 3% Carignan, 2% Cinsault, 1% Mourvèdre
2010 blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 16% Carignan, 3% Mourvèdre, 1% Cinsault


Côtes du Rhône Blanc (Barruol Lynch):

• Wine is made by Louis Barruol

• Fermentation takes place in old barrels that have see passage of 2 to 4 wines
• Full malolactic fermentation
• Aged for 5 months in barrels, then blended and bottled in the spring following the vintage
• Marsanne is from the village of Voiles, known for a rocky terroir and good soil drainage
• Roussanne is from sélection massale vines from the village of Tulette


Côtes du Rhône Rouge (Barruol Lynch):

• Wine is made by Louis Barruol

• Hand harvested
• Grapes are sourced from small parcels on slopes around Vinsobres
• Grapes are co-fermented in a single cement tank
• Wine aged in cement tank for 12 months before bottling in September
• Not fined or filtered