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2014 Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”

Clos Sainte Magdeleine

2014 Cassis <i>Blanc</i> “Bel-Arme” Clos Sainte Magdeleine - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
This newish cuvée spotlights primarily fifty-year-old Marsanne vines perched on a limestone precipice over the Mediterranean. Fermentation takes place with native yeasts in concrete eggs, where the wine ages and completes its malolactic fermentation before an unfined, unfiltered bottling.
An herbaceous, floral nose opens up to hints of anise and pine nut. The palate is bright and zesty, substantially fleshy yet lean and precise, recalling a medley of Mediterranean herbs lifted by a mouthwatering salinity. There is no doubt: we are in Provence, by the sea—Bel-Arme is an unmistakable representation of a breathtaking site, impeccably translated into the glass.—Anthony Lynch
$49.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Marsanne, 15% Clairette, 20% Ugni Blanc, 5% Bourboulenc
Appellation: Cassis
Country: France
Region: Provence
Producer: Clos Sainte Magdeleine
Winemaker: Jonathan Sack
Vineyard: 50 years average, 1 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged in concrete eggs
Farming: Organic
Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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