This historic Champagne House has been established in the centre of Épernay for many generations. But it was a generational change that transformed Champagne Lombard.
In 2017, Thomas Lombard succeeded his father at the helm of the House. This period of change was an opportunity for him to assert his new vision of wine. While Champagne Lombard remains structurally a Champagne House, it has totally reinvented itself by adopting a winemaker's approach to its wines and their terroirs of origin.
Lombard owns 5.5 hectares of vines, mainly Premier Cru, in the western part of the Montagne de Reims. This vineyard, which is in organic conversion, is at the heart of Champagne
Lombard's approach and constitutes its privileged testing ground. By cultivating its own vines, the House ensures that it stays in touch with the terroirs, needs and specificities of the vine.
Much more than a simple resale of grapes by a winegrower to the Lombard House, each relationship is the fruit of a long process of working together. Together, the winegrower and the House, embodied by Thomas Lombard and Laurent Vaillant (oenologist and head of the House cellars), practice the recognition of the terroirs. This continuous exchange is repeated from year to year and continues until the tasting of the clear wines of the crus and lieux-dits delivered.
This close collaboration is essential to be able to transmit the mineral identities of each terroir.
Over the generations and thanks to its privileged relationship with the winegrowers, Maison Lombard has been able to build up an exceptional vineyard. The indirect method of viticulture is far outweighed by a deep knowledge and understanding of the terroir.
Today, the House can count on exceptional plots of land spread over exceptional Premier Cru and Grand Cru terroirs in the Côte des Blancs (Chouilly, Oiry, Cramant, Avize, Oger, le Mesnil sur Oger), the Montagne de Reims (Bouzy, Ambonnay, Louvois, Mailly-Champagne, Verzy, Verzenay, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Sillery, Puisieulx, Villedommange), and the Marne Valley (Tour-sur-Marne).
The great wealth of these terroirs offers the House the unique opportunity to enhance the specificities of each of them through a unique range of non-dosed or Extra Brut champagnes.
The incredible selection work carried out in the vineyards is obviously only the first phase in the production of Lombard Champagnes.
It is under the very streets of Épernay that all the expertise of the teams is revealed, along the 1.5 km of the House's cellars. In these cellars, including a cellar dug in the 18th century, Lombard champagnes are aged and their aromatic intensity is obtained through a long maturation process.
Through this long process of selection and maturation of the wines, Champagne Lombard offers you a unique opportunity to rediscover in a new light the full potential of the Champagne terroirs through an exceptional range!