2020 Terres d'Avignon Côtes-du-Rhône "Cuvée Kermit Lynch"
64% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 6% Carignan, 1% Marselan with 40 years average vine age. Wine is made by Jean-François Pasturel at Terres d’Avignon. Vinification is traditional, with only natural yeasts, in temperature-controlled, cement cuves. Maceration lasts approximately 25 days. Wine is aged in cement tank before bottling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. This classic Rhone blend pays homage to famed importer Kermit Lynch and is basically everything you want from an affordable Cotes du Rhone bottling: it’s hearty, full-bodied, and dark-fruited, marked by an earthy and mineral-driven backbone and a long finish. Since 1929, this winery has been bringing local vignerons together from the outlying areas of Avignon in the Southern Rhône to produce delicious wines that epitomize the region’s complex terroirs. Kermit works closely with winemaker Jean-François Pasturel to develop the blend. Pasturel is thrilled to be able to have the chance to produce a Côtes du Rhône he does not have to filter to death. It is his tête de cuvée, his pride and joy.