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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bandol Blanc
Varies : 85% Clairette,
10% Vermentino,
5% Ugni Blanc
38 year average Clay, Limestone, Silt, Sandstone 11 ha total
Bandol Rouge
Varies : 55% Mourvèdre,
25% Grenache,
15% Cinsault,
5% Carignan
38 year average Clay, Limestone, Silt, Sandstone 11 ha total
Bandol Rouge
Saint Ferréol
Varies : 90% Mourvèdre,
10% Carignan
38 year average Clay, Limestone, Silt, Sandstone 11 ha total
Bandol Rosé
Varies : 35% Grenache,
30% Cinsault,
25% Mourvèdre,
10% Clairette
38 year average Clay, Limestone, Silt, Sandstone 11 ha total
Vin de France “D’Ici”
Grenache Planted in 1970 Limestone 0.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are all harvested by hand

• Average yields are incredibly low at 28 hl/ha


Bandol Blanc & Bandol Rosé:

• Juice obtained by direct pressing

• Vinification occurs in stainless steel cuve

• Wines may or may not go through malolactic fermentation depending on vintage


Bandol Rouge & Bandol Rouge Saint Ferréol:

• Grapes are de-stemmed

• Traditional vinification with indigenous yeasts

• Judicious use of punch-downs and pump-overs

• Wines age in foudres for 18 months before bottling


Vin de France “D’Ici”:
• A Port/Banyuls style wine
• Only made in exceptional years
• From the Clos des Aïeux
• Natural fermentation
• Grapes harvested 1 month after harvest. At harvest about half the grapes are dried and half still contain juice
• De-stemmed
• Fermentation in concrete tank
• Fermentation stops on its own at 16.5% alcohol, 80g/L RS
• Aged in stainless steel tank for 2 years

MISCELLANEA

Domaine de la Tour du Bon does have a bed and breakfast. Click here for contact information.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Bandol
Producer
Hocquard-Henry Family
Founded
1925
Annual Production
3,750 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.tourdubon.com

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