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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.
Bottle
£42.50
Bottle (Case)
£510.00
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
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Rhône, Cornas
Grape Variety (Cépage) Syrah
Food & Wine Matching Beef, Duck, Pheasant and Game
Vintage 2014
Cellarage Drink 2017-2025.
Vinification Fermented 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
Producer

Domaine Lombard

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-Maire 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, two young Rhodanienne wine-makers, Julien and Emmanuelle Montagnon, who had been plying their trade in the Roussillon, took over the nine hectare vine holdings. Two of these hectares are outside of the Brézème appellation, therefore are classified as Vin de Pays de la Drôme. On a recent visit in October 2014, we found a recently-constructed, state-of-the-art winery and the whole domaine under conversion to organic status.

"Brézème is a little-known appellation at the Southern end of the Northern Rhône, 10km south of Valence. Here Domaine Lombard, under the new ownership of Julien Montagnon who took over the estate in 2011, reigns supreme with a portfolio of wines to make your spine tingle... All in all you must taste the Lombard wines – they are thrilling, accurate and also unique." Matthew Jukes - Moneyweek, July 2015.

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