"Emmanuelle and Julien Montagnon's wine is, above all, a living product expressed by the vines, the terroir, and the yeasts, guided by the hand of the winemaker."
The soils in the Rhone Valley are the result of a geological collision between the Massif Central and the Alps, creating the valley. This region can be split into two sub-regions, Northern and Southern Rhône. The granitic rocks of Northern Rhône are the consequences of volcanic activity in the Massif Central three hundred million years ago. From Vienne to Valence, granite soils and very narrow steep slopes over are making ideal the cultivation of Syrah on terraced vineyards, bordered by walls that retain the earth.
History / Ethos
Domaine Lombard was created in 1981 by Jean-Marie and Sylvette Lombard, who contributed to the revival of the Brézème appellation (northern Rhône) after it was decimated by the Phylloxera outbreak. In 2012, Emmanuelle and Julien Montagnon took over the estate and replanted part of the vineyards continuing the philosophy of the previous owners. They then purchased more land and finally built a brand new winery. The estate currently comprises 2 hectares of Syrah and Viognier in Vin de Pays Drôme and 7 hectares of mostly Syrah, with some Roussanne and Marsanne in Brézème.