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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cap Corse Blanc
Vermentinu 40 years average Schist, Clay 4 ha
Cap Corse Rosé
45% Aleatico, 45% Niellucciu, 10% Vermentinu 40 years average Schist, Clay 1 ha
Cap Corse Rouge
50% Niellucciu, 25% Aleatico, 25% Merlot 40 years average Schist, Clay 4 ha
Rappu
Aleatico 50 years average Schist, Clay .5 ha
Muscat du Cap Corse
Muscat à petit grains 25 years average Schist, Clay .5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Corsican spellings of grape varietals are used
• Only native yeasts are used during fermentation

Cap Corse Blanc :

• Fermented in cement and stainless steel cuves
• In some vintages he blends in Codivarta

Cape Corse Rosé :

• The Aleatico and Niellucciu are made using the saignée method from the red cuves

• All three grape varietals are co-fermented in stainless steel and cement cuves

• No malolactic fermentation


Cape Corse Rouge :

• Fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks
• Aged in 100% stainless steel cuves


Rappu:
• A rare and traditional wine from the Cap Corse
• Aleatico grapes are harvested at regular maturity and then the bunches are set on straw beds in the sun for ten days, concentrating the grapes
• Grapes are then pressed and fermented in concrete tanks
• Fermentation lasts until it naturally finishes, leaving a touch of residual sugar and 16% alcohol
• Wine is aged in old oak barrels for seven years
• This wine is not recognized under an AOC, Vin de France, or Vin de Pays
• Current available wine is from the 2005 vintage

Muscat du Cap Corse:
• Grapes harvested at regular maturity
• Fermented in concrete tank until 90g RS remaining
• Fermentation is then blocked by mixing in Corsican grappa, which raises alcohol percentage to 16% and ending fermentation
• Aged 7 months in stainless tank before bottling

General Information

Country
France
Region
Corsica
Appellation(s)
Cap Corse, Vin de Pays de l’Île de Beauté
Producer
Michel Angeli
Founded
1952
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Traditional

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