Lamblin Bourgogne Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is an old-school example of Bourgogne Rouge and we love it for that.
- Very light in color, vivid aromatics, a flash into the past.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Meticulous sorting, fermentation and aging in steel.
Tasting Notes: Light-red color, characteristic of Pinot Noir. The nose offers red and black fruit aromas (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant and blueberry). On the palate, beautiful fruity notes and an intense structure reveal themselves.
One of the more prolific houses in Burgundy, this Chablis based firm has been under family control for 300 years now and run by Didier Lamblin and his brother Michel. Home base for Lamblin is on the northern edge of the village of Maligny, which is also the northernmost tip of the region’s Kimmeridgian soils. You can think of Lamblin as a “hybrid” negociant – About 20% of Lamblin’s production comes from their own vineyard land, and the remainder from partner growers. We’ve long found tremendous value in their Bourgogne Rouge and Bourgogne Blanc bottlings, and those remain our focus from Lamblin in terms of selection.