More about Champagne Lombard
The House of Lombard owns 5.5 hectares of organically farmed Premier Cru sites in the
region of Reims and processes the grapes from a further 55 ha, all of which are from the best
Premier Cru and Grand Cru sites of Champagne.
Thomas Lombard works exclusively and in very close partnership with the 40 winegrowers.
together. At his side is Laurent Vaillant, cellar master and oenologist, who since 2004 has been
is driving restructuring in the cellar and vineyards. He is said to work
with the precision of a Swiss pocket watch.
The two are in constant exchange with the partner winegrowers; topics such as:
Soil cultivation, vine culture, soil analysis, the delimitation of terroirs (also by means of
tastings), the conversion to organic viticulture, are tackled together,
each partner farm receives individual support. The grapes are picked by hand from the
harvested by our own team and pressed directly in the vineyard - except for the part Pinot Noir, which is
red wine is vinified. This prevents oxidative grapes in the winery from being
arrive. And the marc remains where it belongs, as compost in the vineyard.
The winery sits on a hill in the middle of Épernay. Underneath the winery, there are 2
floors, the vaults are up to 18 m deep. Here, in the 1.5 km long
system, the champagnes mature during the second fermentation at least between 3
and 5 years. The great vintage champagnes even many times longer.
Stainless steel tanks in all conceivable sizes enable vinification and maturation
of the different batches. The single-vineyard wines are stored in the barrel cellar in barrels.
of different sizes at Tonnellerie Seguin Moreau, before they begin their journey.
for many years into the tunnels below.
There are three different production lines:
The champagne series with the signature of cellar master Laurent Vaillant.
Balanced Cuvees from grapes of different terroirs and the dosages Extra Brut
(Premier Cru) and Brut Nature (Grand Cru).
The mineral expression of origin is the signature here.
Only wines of one grape variety from Grand Cru sites are called village sites (Lieu-dit).
blended or filled as a single vineyard (Mono-Cru's). The dosage Brut Nature is here
suitable for tracing the character of these champagnes.
Assemblage of base wines from great Grand Cru sites with the expressive strength of the best
Champagne vintages. This collection dates back to 1973. The dosages
are different here. The current 2008 vintage is Brut Nature; the older vintages are
were filled as extra brood or brood (between 6 and 9 gr.).