TOP QUALITY FRENCH CHAMPAGNE!
ABOUT THE WINERY
Lombard & Co., this is the actual house that produces, we can say, our biggest-selling Champagne, which is Lanvin. Lombard & Co. is a third generation grand Cru, a premier Cru producer from Epernay. Under the Lombard name, they produce only Premier Cru or Grand Cru cuvées.
The origins of Lanvin Champagne date back to the 1800’s, when Henry Lanvin first started making champagne for his family and close friends.The business was the passed on to the son, who carried the same name as his father, as was the tradition at the time.
In 1931 Herny Lanvin, the son, having no direct heir, passed the production and name to the 3rd generation house of Lombard, who honoured the name by continuing to produce the Champagne under the traditions of the original Lanvin Family.
Mainly sold into the local market and other parts of Europe, Lanvin has built a reputation for producing affordable top quality champagne. Strangely enough, in recent years Lanvin has been one of the fastest growing Champagne’s in the New Zealand, where it has received critical acclaim from local media. Having just arrived in Australia, we expect Champagne Lanvin to make a big impact in the Australia Champagne market.
ABOUT THE WINE
This is their rosé, which is made up of premier Cru chardonnay, and to give it a rose colour, they use grand Cru Pinot Noir fruit. All Lombard wines are all very clean and fresh and really dry in style, but this wine's quite complex with the chardonnay and it's got really good complex fruit characters. Then you've got the nice red fruit richness from the Grand Cru Pinot that they've used to actually give the wine a bit of colour. It's just such a well-made wine. It's very clean, very dry, but very, very well made. It's all premier Cru fruit, so it's all high-quality.