Brézème: Domaine Lombard Blanc 2019
An elegant, attractive Brézème Blanc that reveals aromas and flavours of nuts and orchard fruit prior to a clean, dry finish. This white Brézème wine benefits from decanting and should not be served too chilled. Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood, fish or poultry. Certified organic.
Domaine Lombard's rare white Brézème wine is made from an unusual blend of 50% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne and 5% Viognier, which is barrel fermented with regular battonage and bottled the following spring. It drinks well from release. Fish in a creamy sauce or a buttery chicken would be apposite food matches to this Brézème Blanc.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Brézème|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier|
|Food & Wine Matching||White Fish|
|Cellarage||This Brézème Blanc wine is best drunk between 2 months and 4 years from vintage, but will age gracefully for up to 5 years.|
|Vinification||One hectare of grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and, after pressing, the juice is left to settle in tanks. Fermentation takes place in old oak barrels and the wine is aged on its lees for 7 to 8 months before bottling the following spring.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
In 1972, Jean-Marie Lombard took over family vineyards outside Livron-sur-Drôme and was rewarded when Brézème Côtes-du-Rhône was granted AOC status two years later. It was only in the early 1980s, with the encouragement of winemakers such as Gérard Chave, that Jean-Marie elected to strike out on his own and bottle his own wine, but the results thoroughly justified his decision.
In 2011, on the retirement of Jean-Marie and Sylvette Lombard, the Domaine was bought by Philippe Sapet. Its 23 hectares are now managed by son-in-law, Jonathan Alméras and Philippe's daughter daughter Pauline (a nurse). They are champions for sustainability, organic farming and aim to be certified biodynamic.
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