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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de Pays Catalan “L’Exception”
45% Carignan, 40% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah 40 years average (Carignan & Grenache), 30 years average (Syrah) Rocky Clay and Silica 15 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

•      East-facing vineyards at 200m altitude


•      Gobelet training for the Grenache and Carignan; Guyot training for the Syrah


•      Manual harvest


•      Indigenous yeasts used


Vin de Pays Catalan “L’Exception”:

•      Yield: 35 hl/ha


•      Grapes are de-stemmed before vinification


•      Maceration in cement cuves lasts 15 days, with pump-overs twice daily


•      Only the free-run juice is used


•      Wine ages for 18 months: 20% in second and third passage barriques, 80% in cement cuves

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Vin de Pays Catalan, Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres
Producer
Frédérique Vaquer
Founded
1912
Annual Production
2500 - 2900 cases
Farming
Traditional

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