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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de France Rouge
Grolleau Noir, Cabernet Franc Planted in early 1980s Clay, limestone .65 ha
Vin de France Rosé
Grolleau Noir, Cabernet Franc 60 years old Clay, limestone 6.5 ha total
Vin de France Blanc
Chenin Blanc 80-100 years old Clay, limestone 6.5 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Currently practicing organic and biodynamic viticulture, the domaine will be certified by the 2022 vintage
• Planted before mechanization, vines were propagated by sélection massale and are gobelet-trained
• Naturally low yields
• Wines are fermented with native yeast
• Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered

Vin de France Rouge:
• Produced from the lieu-dit Richebourg, an east/southeast-exposed parcel facing the Loire
• Fruit is 100% destemmed
• Maceration lasts 2-3 weeks
Élevage for 18 months in 1-3 year old demi-muids (400-600 liter) before ageing 12 months in bottle

Vin de France Rosé:
• Produced from the east-facing lieux-dits Le Grand Hardier and Le Ponceau
• 100% direct press
• Partial malolactic fermentation
Élevage for 18 months on fine lees in used 228-L barrels

Vin de France Blanc:
• Produced from the southeast-facing lieux-dits Sous le Clos and Les Plantes Georges
• Grapes are whole-cluster pressed
• Partial malolactic fermentation
Élevage for 18 months on fine lees in 228-L barrels (1/3 new oak)

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Vin de France
Producer
Alice Gitton-Pouponneau and Antoine Pouponneau
Founded
2017
Annual Production
450 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing), Biodynamic (practicing)
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