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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cassis Blanc
40% Marsanne, 30% Ugni blanc, 25% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc 20 - 30 years Clay, Limestone 9 ha
Cassis Rosé
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre 15 - 40 years Clay, Limestone 2.2 ha
Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”
65% Marsanne, 15% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc, 5% Bourboulenc 40 years average Clay, Limestone 1 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Cassis Blanc:

• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel cuve

• The lees are filtered off of the wine and then re-integrated back in before racking

• Wine is aged for 14 – 18 months in stainless steel

• The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in most years


Cassis Rosé:

• All grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before pressing

• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel cuve

• The lees are filtered off of the wine and then re-integrated back in before racking

• Wine is aged for 7 – 12 months in stainless steel


Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”:
• Vines planted on the terraced slope, below the Cap Canaille
• All grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before pressing
• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel cuve
• The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation
• Wine is aged in concrete eggs

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Cassis
Producer
François Sack
Founded
1860
Annual Production
3,750 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.clossaintemagdeleine.fr/

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