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2010 Les Baux de Provence Rouge “Cornaline”

Domaine Hauvette

The village of Les Baux rests precariously at the summit of the Alpilles mountain range, a striking block of white limestone that juts toward the skies just outside the Provençal city of Arles. The eponymous wine appellation embodies eight villages surrounding the mountains, and its vineyards have the distinction of being 100% organically farmed. Dominique Hauvette founded her estate in the mid-1980s after quitting her job as a lawyer in Savoie, and she now farms seventeen hectares, all biodynamically. Her top cuvée is Cornaline, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon from very rocky soils at the foot of the Alpilles. Fermented naturally and raised in foudres, this powerful red expresses all the wild beauty of the region: herbs, black fruit, savory spices, and an almost animal note that begs for a leg of roast lamb. A wine of considerable density, this 2010 is also a great candidate for the cellar.

Anthony Lynch

Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Baux de Provence
Country: France
Region: Provence
Producer: Domaine Hauvette
Winemaker: Dominique Hauvette
Vineyard: 40 years average, 2 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine is raised in foudre
Farming: Biodynamic (practicing)
Alcohol: 14%

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About Provence

Perhaps there is no region more closely aligned with the history to Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant than Provence. Provence is where Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters, lived, and introduced Kermit to the great producers of Provence, most importantly Domaine Tempier of Bandol. Kermit also spends upwards of half his year at his home in a small town just outside of Bandol.

Vitis vinifera first arrived in France via Provence, landing in the modern day port city of Marseille in the 6th century BC. The influence of terroir on Provençal wines goes well beyond soil types. The herbs from the pervasive scrubland, often referred to as garrigue, as well as the mistral—a cold, drying wind from the northwest that helps keep the vines free of disease—play a significant role in the final quality of the grapes. Two more elements—the seemingly ever-present sun and cooling saline breezes from the Mediterranean—lend their hand in creating a long growing season that result in grapes that are ripe but with good acidity.

Rosé is arguably the most well known type of wine from Provence, but the red wines, particularly from Bandol, possess a great depth of character and ability to age. The white wines of Cassis and Bandol offer complexity and ideal pairings for the sea-influenced cuisine. Mourvèdre reigns king for red grapes, and similar to the Languedoc and Rhône, Grenache, Cinsault, Marsanne, Clairette, Rolle, Ugni Blanc among many other grape varieties are planted.

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