Wine of the Week 11/20/18
Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge 2015
Importer Kermit Lynch was the first to champion the benefits of unfined and unfiltered wines, long before they became fashionable.
Every year, Kermit enjoys a creative collaboration with some growers to find the best of their selections. Together, they work towards creating a final blend that showcases the region in all its glory at a price point that is difficult to match.
Kermit’s collaboration with Jean-Claude Zabilia of Chateau Deux Rocs brings us what most certainly is one of the great value reds produced in France today. The fruit is sourced from Jean-Claude’s own holdings in two of the Languedoc’s most up-and-coming terroirs—Cabrières and Terrasses du Larzac. These appellations are tucked away in the mountains of the Languedoc at over 1000 feet above sea level. The vines benefit from the long summer days but the elevation provides a much-needed cooling effect each night, thus giving the wines an uncharacteristic freshness for the region. Jean-Claude’s concept is to allow these two great terroirs to complement each other, or as he puts it, “to see if one plus one could equal three.” We think it’s one of the shop’s great values and most flexible every-day wines.
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan from vines an average of 30 years old.
Regularly $14.99 - On Sale for $12.96