“Many think that only expensive wines age well. Absolutely not true. And some believe that price is a score, that a two-hundred-dollar bottle must be better than a twelve-dollar bottle because, well, isn’t that why the one costs more than the other? No. Not even close to always.” —Kermit Lynch, January 2009 Newsletter
We’ve all been digging into our wine stash a little more than usual these days… Need to restock? Here’s a collection of age-worthy wines that, if you stow away now, will bring you great pleasure down the road.
Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite skin-contact whites. They range from pale straw to vibrant yellow to deep gold to darker amber shades. Their unique aromas recall citrus zest, saffron, dried flowers, stone fruit, tea, walnuts, and caramel.
The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?
Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In recent decades, they have brought their intricate knowledge of the various terroirs of the southern Rhône to new heights through the expansion of the holdings. Their properties represent a vast variation of soil types, climatic conditions, and grape varieties.
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
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