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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vacqueyras Blanc “Un Sang Blanc”
20% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc, 15% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 15% Viognier 10 years Clay, Limestone, with Galets Roulés 1 ha
Vacqueyras Rouge
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre & Cinsault 35 to 40 years Clay, Limestone, with Galets Roulés 12 ha
Vacqueyras Rouge "Cuvée Lopy"
75% Grenache, 25% Syrah 55 to 65 years Clay, Limestone, scattered with galets roulés 4 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Vacqueyras Blanc “Un Sang Blanc” :
• All grapes harvested by hand
• Wine is vinified in 450-L barrels
• Lees are stirred and the wine completes malolactic fermentation
• Age for 12 months
• Wine is unfined and unfiltered

Vacqueyras Rouge:
• The name of the Vacqueyras rouge changes each year, and is named after the daughters’ of Serge Férigoule: Floureto, Doucinello, and Azalaïs
• All grapes harvested by hand
• Grapes are de-stemmed
• Fermentation is natural, in cement cuves with daily pumpovers
• Wine is raised for a minimum of 6 months in foudre
• Wine is unfined and unfiltered

Vacqueyras Rouge “Cuvée Lopy”:
• Lopy is the name of the farm where Serge Férigoule was born
• All grapes are harvested by hand
• Grapes are de-stemmed
• Natural fermentation (only using indigenous yeasts) in cement cuves with daily pump-overs
• Parcels are aged separately in 450-L barrels
• Wine is unfined and unfiltered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Vacqueyras
Producer
Serge Férigoule
Founded
1982
Annual Production
5,000 cases
Farming
Organic, Biodynamic
Website
http://www.sangdescailloux.com

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