1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Saint Péray Blanc
Marsanne 40 years average Clay, Granite .2 ha
Vin des Amis Rouge
Syrah 40 years average Round river stones 1 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
Syrah 30 to 50 years Granite 1 ha
Cornas "Renaissance"
Syrah 12 to 20 years Granite 1.2 ha
Cornas
Syrah 30 to 60 years Granite 4.3 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All wines are harvested by hand, sorted and are not de-stemmed


Saint Péray:

• Wine is fermented in cement cuve

• Wine completes its malolactic fermentation

• Age in stainless steel for 8 months


Red Wines:

• Whole grape clusters are fermented with natural yeasts in open air cement cuves with punch-downs or pump-overs twice a day over 12 days

• Malolactic fermentation occurs in foudre

• Cornas and Cornas “Renaissance” are aged for 22 months in 6 or 12 hl-foudres

• Côtes du Rhône and “Vin des Amis” are aged for 6 months in cement cuves and 6 months in foudres

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Côtes du Rhône, St. Péray, Cornas
Producer
Pierre & Olivier Clape
Founded
250 + years old
Annual Production
2,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée

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