1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Chardonnay
Chardonnay 18 - 30 years Clay, Limestone 13.5 ha total
Bourgogne Rouge "Champs Cadet"
Pinot Noir 22 years Clay, Limestone 13.5 ha total
Bourgogne Rouge “Ermitage”
85% Pinot Noir, 15% César 25 years Limestone, White Marl .54 ha
Bourgogne Vézelay "La Châtelaine"
Chardonnay 25 years Clay, Limestone 13.5 ha total
Melon
Melon de Bourgogne 25 - 30 years Clay, Limestone 13.5 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All grapes are harvested by hand and undergo natural fermentation.


Melon

• Aged for 5 months in stainless steel before bottling


Bourgogne Chardonnay

• Aged for 5 months in stainless steel before bottling


Bourgogne Vézelay “La Châtelaine”

• Aged for 7 to 10 months in stainless steel before bottling


Bourgogne Rouge “Champs Cadet”

• Whole cluster fermentation for 1/3 of fruit, remaining 2/3 are de-stemmed

• Aged in neutral oak casks for six months before unfiltered bottling


Bourgogne Rouge “Ermitage”

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Fermentation lasts 10 days

• Raised in barrel for 9 months

• Unfiltered

MISCELLANEA

César or also called Romain, is an italian varietal brought over by Romans about 2000 years ago, hence the name (Julius Cesar). It is a cousin of Barbera. It is only allowed to be grown in the Yonne department. Vignerons in our small region have always been fond of this grape.
JEAN MONTANET, VIGNERON