Lombard Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut Nature Grand Cru
"A frilly laciness accents the texture of this minerally Champagne, helping to harmonize the impact of the rapier acidity that drives the crunchy pear, white cherry and blanched almond notes." Wine Spectator 91 Points
Champagne Lombard focuses on “selection parcellaire” by isolating every vineyard during the fermentation and aging process in order to preserve the singularity and quintessence of each terroir. This Champagne Brut Rose Premier Cru is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Verzenay) and 50% Chardonnay (Cuis, Grauves and Vertus from Cotes des Blancs) classified Premier Cru, including 10% Pinot Noir vinified in red coming from the Grand Cru Verzenay in the Montagne de Reims. The disgorgement date is displayed on the back label. The base vintage for this cuvee is 2013.
Champagne Lombard is a small family owned Champagne estate located in Epernay, just north of the prestigious Cotes des Blancs. It was founded in 1925 by Robert Andrieu, a farmer coming from Southwest of France. His son-in-law, Philippe Lombard, took over the family estate in the 1960’s. His son, Thierry Lombard, currently manages the estate. The Lombard family owns 10 hectares of vineyards located in the Montagne de Reims, in the Vallée de l’Ardre and in the Cote des Bars. All of the vineyards of the estate are farmed sustainably, some are even in organic conversion. The family is also sourcing grapes from the best terroirs of Champagne among the prestigious Grand Crus of “Mesnil-sur-Oger”, “Avize”, “Cramant”, “Chouilly”, in the Cote des Blancs, “Verzenay” and “Ambonnay” in the Montagne de Reims. The “Caves” of Lombard that are stretching across two levels and adjoining streets over a 1.5 miles have been carved out of the chalk.