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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaumes-de-Venise
70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre 47 years Clay, Limestone, Trias 21 ha
Gigondas
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah 37 years Clay, Limestone 6 ha
Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc 35 years Clay, Limestone 25 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards are sustainably farmed

• The Leydiers also produce a red and a white Vin de Pays de Vaucluse for the Selected & Blended by Kermit Lynch line (see that tech sheet for specifics)


Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise :

• Vines yield 30 hl/ha

• Traditionally produced

• Grapes ferment in stainless steel at 15°C

• Neutral spirit (7-10%) is added to stop fermentation

• Wine ages in cement and stainless steel before bottling

• Final wine has 110 grams per liter of residual sugar, with 15% alcohol


Beaumes-de-Venise:

• Vines yield 38 hl/ha

• Grapes are entirely de-stemmed

• Grapes are fermented in stainless steel for 15 days

• Wine ages in barriques

• Wine is bottled unfiltered


Gigondas :

• Vines yield 35 hl/ha

• Grapes are entirely de-stemmed

• Grapes are fermented in stainless steel for 18 days

• Wine ages in large oak barrels

• Wine is bottled unfiltered

MISCELLANEA

On the Durban label there is a coat of arms with three “Ts.” This is the official coat of arms of the village of Beaumes-de-Venise. The modern day city was originally three villages (Aubune, Beaumes, and Saint Véran). The “T” is a tau which is also an old form of the cross. The three taus, or crosses, are for the protectors of the three villages, Sainte Anne, Saint Roch, and Saint Sébastian.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Beaumes-de-Venise, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Producer
The Leydier Family
Founded
1967
Annual Production
25,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.domainedurban.com

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