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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Chinon Blanc
Chenin Blanc 9 years Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Chinon Blanc
La Croix Boissée
Chenin Blanc 30 years Clay, White Limestone .5 ha
Chinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc 20 years Gravel 2 ha
Chinon
Les Granges
Cabernet Franc 20 years Sand, Limestone 9 ha
Chinon "Domaine"
Cabernet Franc 30 years Gravel, Clay, Silica 4 ha
Chinon
Les Grézeaux
Cabernet Franc 65 years Gravel 3 ha
Chinon
Le Clos Guillot
Cabernet Franc 15 years Yellow Limestone, Clay, Silica 4 ha
Chinon "Franc de Pied"
Cabernet Franc 16 years Yellow Limestone, Clay, Silica, Sand .3 ha
Chinon Rouge
La Croix Boissée
Cabernet Franc 30 years Clay, White Limestone 2.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvest is done 100% by hand
• All fruit is de-stemmed and put into gravity-fed cuves
• Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts, in cement and wooden cuves for the reds, and in stainless steel for the rosé
• Fermentation takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks with regular, light pump-overs and punch-downs

Rosé:

• Rosé is made by pressing the grapes first, followed by fermentation with the objective of having less than 3g/L of residual sugar (dry wine)
• Occasionally goes through malolactic fermentation, but this is not induced, and in some years it does not happen

Reds:

• Les Granges and Chinon wines are aged in cement and wood cuves for respectively nine and twelve months
• Grézeaux and Clos Guillot are aged for twelve months in barrel and are not fined or filtered
• La Croix Boissée is aged for eighteen months in barrel and is not fined or filtered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Chinon
Producer
Matthieu & Bernard Baudry
Founded
1975
Annual Production
11,500 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.chinon.com/vignoble/Bernard-Baudry/domaine.aspx

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