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Tendil & Lombardi Blanc de Noirs, Champagne
Tendil & Lombardi Blanc de Noirs, Champagne
Tendil & Lombardi Blanc de Noirs, Champagne

NV Tendil & Lombardi Blanc de Noirs, Champagne

Variety
Variety
Pinot Noir
Vintage
Vintage
NV
Style
Style
Crisp
Region / Country
Region / Country
Champagne, France
Most Champagne is made by a handful of large producers. This boutique cuvée comes from a small, new label founded by childhood buddies.
$40.00 / each
Member Price: $36.00
This product is currently sold out in our wine shop but may be available in one of our gift packs.
Inside Story
Tendil & Lombardi represents the contemporary side of Champagne. This prestigious French region has been dominated for centuries by a few large, prominent Champagne houses. Known as the Grandes Marques— literally, “big brands”—these mega-producers of Champagne have been joined in recent decades by an upstart generation of small labels. Some of these are longtime grapegrowers who now bottle their own, estate-grown wines; others, like Tendil & Lombardi, are mini-négociants who buy small quantities of grapes and create custom cuvées, untethered to a particular vineyard and free to create a house style according to a particular vision.
Laurent Tendil and Stéphane Lombardi are childhood friends and Champagne obsessives from Lyon. Inspired by the rise of Champagne’s small producer, the duo—who’ve spent their careers in the fields of wine and gastronomy—dreamed of creating their own, namesake Champagne. In 2008, they each left their jobs and took a leap to pursue their dream. Two years later, their first cuvée hit the market. The result was a shower of 90-plus ratings from some of the world’s most prestigious wine critics—an astonishing feat for these brash newcomers.
In the Glass
This artisan Champagne comes from the Côtes des Bars in Champagne’s Aube subregion. It’s a masterful balance of rich fruit cut by zesty, vibrant acidity. More than two years of aging in the bottle on its lees (spent yeast) lends a creamy texture and nutty, toasty note reminiscent of an almond croissant.
At the Table
In France it’s not uncommon to drink Champagne throughout an entire meal or, more commonly, as an accompaniment to a first course of fish or shellfish. Serve this rich Blanc de Noirs with luxurious seafood dishes—citrus-accented halibut and caviar with toast points and crème fraîche come to mind, as do smoked salmon and oysters. Avoid serving this dry wine with sweet foods.

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