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
Cool nights and warm days give wines with great minerality and freshness, typical of the northern Rhône climate. 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 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.
A suprisingly generous and indulgent wine with ideal balance between density and suppleness. Purple color. Delicate tannins. The bouquet bursts with fruits and flowers, and the palate offers delicate tannins with an ever-so-slightly salty and spicy finish that keeps you wanting more.
It is ideal for robust, flavorful foods, but has enough poise for a dish such as grilled lamb. Also pairs well with black olives and charcuterie or country patés.