The Domaine Lombard estate was founded in 1981 by Jean-Marie and Sylvette Lombard, who contributed to the revival of the Brezème appellation after it was decimated by the Phylloxera outbreak, falling from 250 acres to just a few acres in the 1930s. In 2012, the Lombards retired and a new dynamic team led by Emmanuelle and Julien Montagnon took over the estate. With passion, commitment, and courage they replanted part of the vineyards, secured more land and finally built a brand new winery. The estate currently comprises 5 acres of Syrah and Viognier in Vin de Pays Drôme and 18 acres of mostly Syrah, with some Roussanne and Marsanne
Brezème takes its name from “braise” which means ember in French as a reference to the warm, steep, south-facing slopes of the appellation. Cool nights and warm days give wines with great minerality and freshness, typical of the northern Rhône climate. Syrah is the only red varietal allowed. The soil is made up of layers of limestone, pebble stones from the Rhône River and calcareous marl from the Drôme River. Vineyard: Altitude 600ft. to 900ft. Age of vines: 15-20 years old. Yields: Under 35hl./ha
Low interventionist, natural yeast, light filtering if needed. The fermentation is partly done with whole clusters in stainless steel vats, pump over. Aged in concrete tanks for 10-12 months.
This Syrah opens with a deep purple color, aromas of black currants and berries with violet flower nuances. The palate is of elegant, silky tannins with a touch of grip. The mouthfeel is full-bdoied, with flavors of dark fruit and bright earthy spice. This wine has good aging potential.
Ideal for elaborate, rich meat stews, or an elegant rack of lamb. This wine is perfect for a mediterannean inspired charcuterie and olive platter.