Chablis Lamblin et Fils
Lamblin et Fils is a very old family owned property dating back to 1690, run by eleventh generation brothers Michel and Didier Lamblin, and their respective sons Alexandre and Clément. There is nothing at the Domaine that wouldn’t be recognised by their forefathers; the vineyard is worked traditionally with plenty of hard graft and minimal recourse to chemicals, whilst in the cellar vinification remains focused on expressing the uniquely mineral nature of Chablis. Despite its light appearance, Chablis has the most incredible ability to age, whether at villages or premier cru level.
Although technically part of Burgundy, Chablis growers see themselves as a world apart from their southern cousins, with little more than a grape variety in common. They have a point, as their soils share more with Champagne and the south of England than they do with the Côte d’Or, and their climate is equally more northern in character, producing a completely different style of fruit.
As a region, Chablis has to be one of the most meteorologically challenged vineyard areas with frost and hail almost annual visitors; the very nature of the steep valleys which form the heart of Chablis and its crus lends itself perfectly to the heating and cooling effect which causes hail to build in the clouds, whilst at times of frost the valleys allow the cold air to descend rapidly, spreading frost through the vineyards.
Lamblin produce wines through from Grand Cru single vineyards to Petit Chablis AOC. Their Chablis is a mainstay of our list, gorgeously fresh and mineral and perfect with seafood, grilled fish and goats cheese.
Their Premier Cru Fourchaumes sees no oak at all during it's ageing, just stainless steel, giving it vibrancy and mineral purity. We offer some of their other Premier Cru wines throughout the year, keep your eyes peeled - they go extremely fast.
Find their website here: www.lamblin.com