Cornas: Domaine Lombard 2014

Only 2600 bottles were produced of this hand-harvested Syrah that is grown on granite soils. Mocha and leaf aromas dominate the nose, with a dense, suave succulent finish. Enjoy with a hearty winter daube or coq au vin.
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Tasting Notes
Julien and Emmanuelle Montagnon's Cornas is one of their excellent négociant-viticulteur wines where they have sourced top-quality grapes direct from growers.
About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionRhône, Cornas
Grape Variety (Cépage)Syrah
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Duck, Pheasant and Game
CellarageDrink 2017-2025.
VinificationFermented using indigenous yeasts and aged in concrete eggs for 2 years - which is unusual for Cornas where wines are typically aged in oak - but their intention was to create a concentrated, voluptuously fruity wine.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13

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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