Overview of the Wine
If you ever want to show someone what a red wine from the southern Rhône tastes like, this is the first bottle you should open. Each year, Kermit and Anthony travel to a cave cooperative outside of Avignon to sample two dozen tanks and craft an unfiltered blend that best represents that vintage in the southern Rhône.
Producer: Selected by Kermit Lynch
Vineyard: 40 years average, 36 ha
Soil: Marl, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged in cement tank before bottling
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
The Côtes du Rhône Blend Cuvee Kermit Lynch is made by Jean-François Pasturel with a traditional vinification, with only natural yeasts, in temperature-controlled, cement cuvees.
Grape / Blend
Blend: 48% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 8% Carignan, 6% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre
Packed with flavors of black olives, herbs, and blackberries, this custom bottling—which we have imported for more than three decades—is far more complex and refined than you might expect given the price. Take the tannin, to start. It is here in perfect measure, leaving you with a red that has some grip and spine, but is at the same time supremely approachable. Next, feel the generous acidity on your tongue. The versatility of this acid is, in large part, what makes this bottling such an ideal weeknight red. Open it on Tuesday, and it’s perfect with some simple pasta. Didn’t finish it in one night? Pour it again on Wednesday with a grilled chicken breast or burger. This wine is what the southern Rhône is all about.
Product size: 500ml