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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Sylvaner
Sylvaner 50 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Edelzwicker
Varies by vintage, see below N/A Granite, Alluvial 13.8 ha in total
Riesling
Riesling 8 – 50 years Granite, Limestone 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Réserve
Riesling 15 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling
Grand Cru Sommerberg
Riesling 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg
“Dudenstein”
Riesling 65 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg
“Eckberg”
Riesling 35 – 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling
Grand Cru Brand
Riesling 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Grand Cru Brand
“Kirchberg”
Riesling 67 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Blanc Réserve
Pinot Blanc 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris 30 years Granite, Limestone 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris Réserve
Pinot Gris 15 – 65 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris
Grand Cru Sommerberg
Pinot Gris 14 – 25 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg “Wiptal”
Pinot Gris 14 – 25 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris
Grand Cru Brand
Pinot Gris 22 – 45 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Gewurztraminer
Gewurztraminer 10 – 65 years Granite, Limestone, Alluvial 13.8 ha in total
Gewurztraminer Réserve
Gewurztraminer 40 – 67 years Limestone 13.8 ha in total
Gewurztraminer
Grand Cru Brand
Gewurztraminer 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Noir “S”
Pinot Noir 50 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Crémant d’Alsace
30% Pinot Blanc, 50% Pinot Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Noir 8 – 40 years Alluvial 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg VT**
Riesling 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg SGN**
Riesling 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg VT**
Pinot Gris 14 – 25 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg SGN**
Pinot Gris 14 – 25 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Brand VT
Gewurztraminer 40 years Granite 13.8 ha in total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

**In some years, Riesling and Pinot Gris Sommerberg Vendanges Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles bottlings are produced from specific parcels

All White Wines:
• No fining
• After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins
• All fermentation is natural
• All wines vinified in foudre except Gewurztraminers, Vendanges Tardives, and Sélection de Grains Nobles which are vinified in stainless steel

Edelzwicker
• Blend changes each year
• 2010: Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
• 2011: Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas

Riesling:
• A blend of young vines from grand cru Sommerberg (granite terroir) and Pfoeller (limestone terroir)

Riesling Réserve:
• Young vine grand cru (both Sommerberg and Brand depending on vintage)

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg “Dudenstein”: 1.2 ha
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg “Eckberg”: .80 ha
Riesling Grand Cru Brand “Kirchberg”: .28 ha
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg “Wiptal”: .80 ha

• Not all grand cru bottlings are produced every year

Pinot Gris Réserve:
• Young vine grand cru (both Sommerberg and Brand depending on vintage)

Pinot Blanc Réserve:
• From grand cru Brand

Gewurztraminer Réserve:
• A blend of young vines from Heimbourg and Pfoeller (limestone terroir)

Pinot Noir “S”:
• 6 to 7 barrels made each year
• Maceration lasts 15 days
• Racked into barrel by gravity
• Aged for 18 months in used Burgundian barrels
• Grapes come from grand cru Sommerberg

Crémant d’Alsace:
• Racked into tank by gravity
• Dosage (extra brut): approximately 2 grams/liter
• Bottles aged sur lattes for minimum 24 months
• Bottles rotated by hand

General Information

Country
France
Region
Alsace
Appellation(s)
Alsace, Crémant d’Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
Producer
Jean Boxler
Founded
1673
Annual Production
5200 cases
Farming
Traditional

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