1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Auxey-Duresses Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted in 1982 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay PLanted in 1930, 1958, 1975 Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Bourgogne Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted from 1973 - 1980 Clay, Sand .75 ha
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Chardonnay Planted in 1960 Clay, Limestone .33 ha
Meursault
Chardonnay varies Clay, Limestone 4.25 ha
Meursault
Les Chevalières
Chardonnay Planted in 1958 Clay, Limestone .12 ha
Meursault
Les Rougeots
Chardonnay Planted in 1940, 1962, 1973 Clay, Limestone .70 ha
Meursault Côte de Beaune Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted 1980 Clay, Limestone 12 ha
Meursault-Caillerets 1er Cru
Chardonnay Planted in 1960 Limestone .33 ha
Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru
Chardonnay Planted in 1950, 1970, 2005 Limestone .50 ha
Monthelie Côte de Beaune Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted from 1987 Clay, Limestone .25 ha
Puligny-Montrachet
Les Enseignères
Chardonay Planted from 1930 - 1952 Clay, Limestone .50 ha
Volnay 1er Cru (Blend of Taillepieds and Clos des Chênes)
Pinot Noir Planted in 1962, 1987 Clay, Limestone .33 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All wines are raised in barrel and aged for 15 to 22 months, depending on the vintage and wine

• All wines bottled unfiltered; reds are fined with egg whites

• Reds are fully de-stemmed and the Coches favor a “vinification douce” or soft vinification for their Pinot Noir

MISCELLANEA

At the beginning of the growing season, the vines start on a pretty even playing field with their neighbors, at least in terms of appearance. But the further Spring and Summer advance, the more striking the difference becomes. The Coche-Dury vineyards are tended like gardens, every vine immaculate, no pushing weeds, even the stony topsoil raked to perfection. The vines are vibrant, bursting with life and energy from their roots, buried deep in the soil. The Coches are the first out in the vines every day in Burgundy, and among the last home…These long hours pay off at the end of the year, because the reward is some of the most beautiful grapes in Burgundy, and that is the secret to their stunning success.


Dixon Brooke, KLWM

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Producer
Raphaël Coche
Founded
1973
Annual Production
4,200 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée

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