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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Languedoc Rouge
“Selected by Kermit Lynch”
Varies: Primarily Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault 30 years average 70% Schist, 30% Clay-Limestone 3 ha
Languedoc Rosé
“Selected by Kermit Lynch”
Varies: Primarily Cinsault, with Grenache and Syrah 25 years average Schist 4 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Languedoc Rouge :
• Made by Jean-Claude Zabalia of Château des Deux Rocs
• 2017 Blend: 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 5% Cinsault
• 2016 Blend: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 10% Cinsault
• 2014 Blend: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan
• Grapes are sourced from Cabrières (Schist) and Terrasses du Larzac (clay-limestone)
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank, light pumpovers
• Each parcel and grape variety are vinified separately
• Aged in 70% stainless steel tank, 30% wood (foudre, demi-muid, barrel)

Languedoc Rosé :
• Grapes are vinified separately
• Cinsault is made by direct press, Grenache and Syrah have a light maceration
• Fermented and aged in cement and stainless steel tanks
• Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation
2017 blend: 55% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Languedoc
Producer
Jean-Claude Zabalia
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
www.kermitlynch.com
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