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Rhóne, Brézeme

Domaine Lombard

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, theyretired 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 . They currently own 5 acres of Syrah and Viognier on the Vin de Pays de Drôme appellation and 18 acres of Syrah, Roussanne and Marsanne in Brézème.

Brezème takes its name from “braise” (ember in French) as a reference to the warm, steep, south-facing slopes of the appellation. Cool nights and warm days give wines with great minerality and freshness, typical of the northern Rhône climate. Syrah is the only red varietal allowed. The soil is made up of layers of limestone, pebble stones from the Rhône River and calcareous marl from the Drôme River.

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