Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived ! If you're nearby feel free to stop by and taste the new vintage as of today, November 16th 2017.
Welcome to Alexandra Vailleau, our new export manager
Born in Burgundy, I used to study
international business and marketing for few years, after my master degree
graduation I worked 18 month in USA. My mission was to develop a marketing
department for the US distributor of French company: An iconic baby toy. I came back in France in 2015 and I kept my
US job and back and forth between France and US for 2 years and half.
Horse riding (jumping competition), travel and
visit of the foreigner wineries (USA : Napa Valley,
Sonoma - Austria…)
Why did you choose to work at Maison Lamblin?
I wanted a new professional challenge and
some of my relatives work in the wine business, it was like an evidence JIt’s an honor to work for one
of the oldest winery in Chablis: An icon of the Chablis wines. I also enjoy working for this company because
the Maison Lamblin has a pretty good range and wines diversity which is good to
build stronger relationship with the export partners.
What would you like to achieve at Maison Lamblin?
My goal is to develop the Lamblin
appellations all over the world. To build a strong export network with our
distributors/partners. I'm here to help them to develop more their business
with the Lamblin wines and get a good brand consistency for the Lamblin wines. .
What is you favorite of our wines? 1er Cru Fourchaumes because it’s a very
representative wine of the right side of Chablis and I like the feminines notes
The Lamblin family will be attending Prowein in Dusseldörf
from March 19 to March 21st 2017.
Come and see us in Hall 11,Stand F83 to discover our new vintages !
The 12th and 13th generations of Lamblin wishes you a happy holiday season ! (16/12/2016)
Hugo, Romeo, Clément, Arthur and Alexandre Lamblin
The Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 has arrived as of today November 17th 2016 !
Our July newsletter, 2016
a mild winter, spring brought us a multitude of nuisances.
the vineyard suffered important frost damage at the end of April, followed by
two very violent hail storms; the first touching the northern part of our
vineyard on May 13th and the second hit two weeks later on the
southern part of the vineyard as well as the Auxerrois vineyard.
climatic incidents have strongly compromised our coming harvest.
with the summer, the sun and the warmth have finally made their comeback and we
hope nature will reason with us until harvest to be able to obtain a good
Last night in Chablis ... (April 27th 2016)
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2016 (Chablis, March 21st)
Clément and Alexandre will be pleased to welcome you at Le Petit
Pontigny (stand 32) to let you discover our new vintage.
(for professionals only).
The Lamblin family and its team will be exhibiting at ProWein in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 13th to the 15th March.
You're interested in importing our wines? Please visit us on our Stand E120 in Hall 11!
Season's greetings! (10/12/15)
Beaujolais Nouveau is coming Thursday, 19th November! (29/10/15)
Beaujolais Nouveau has a garnet red colour, combining intensity and
depth. The black fruit aromas are completed by liquorice and violet
hints. The supple structure of this wine makes it voluptuous and
The harvest 2015 (14/10/15)
harvest 2015 started early because of the very dry and sunny summer.
The heavy rains of September enabled the grapes to get their full
ripeness. Unfortunately, on the 31st August, a hailstorm
badly affected a small part of the vineyard, especially the Chablis
Grand Cru Les Clos parcels, which obliged us to harvest very quickly.
Nevertheless, the harvest was generous and of really high quality.
alcoholic fermentations are now over and already reveal wines of a
great intensity. Let's wait for the end of the malolactic fermentations
that are now beginning...
Welcome to Arthur! (23/06/15)
With the birth of Arthur last 23th of June, the Lamblin family has grown again.
Leslie and Alexandre are really happy and we wish them a lot of happiness!
News from the Chablis vineyard (29/06/15)
a mild winter and a spring without any frost, the vine started its
cycle with an ideal climate. The flower began the first week of June
and enjoyed optimum conditions for its development. It ended by the 15th June.
already looks like an early vintage, given the heat we're experiencing
since the beginning of this summer. Let's hope that July and August
will follow the same path...
The Lamblin family will be attending Vinexpo Bordeaux,
from June 14 to June 18. We will be pleased to welcome you on our Stand E188 and let you discover our new vintages.
Season's greetings! (12/12/14)
Beaujolais Nouveau is coming this Thursday, 20th November! (18/11/14)
Poland, Germany and Italy are celebrating this event with our Beaujolais Nouveau!
The harvest 2014 (21/10/14)
a gloomy August, the hot and sunny month of September permitted to keep
healthy vines but also to get a perfect maturity of the grapes. The
harvest started on the 18th September, under a sunny sky.
first analyses reveal an interesting similarity with the vintage 2006,
offering a beautiful balance between sugar and acidity. The alcoholic
fermentations are now over and confirm this really beautiful balance:
the wines are already offering a wide range of aromas and a
surprising minerality. Now we just have to wait for the end of the
malolactic fermentations to confirm that 2014 will be a really great
News from the Chablis vineyard (27/06/14)
After a mild winter and particularly hot March and April, the vine is about 2 weeks ahead. The flowering cycle started on the 10th June and the vines are healthy thanks to the heat and drought brought by an anticyclone. 2014 seems to be willing to be more generous than the two previous vintages, if there is no bad surprise during summer.
Beautiful places in Hong-Kong (21/02/14)
Lamblin wines are available in these prestigious establishments:
- Hôtel Intercontinental, Le Salon Restaurant and the Liberty Exchange Private Work: Chablis Vieilles Vignes.
- Rei Japanese Restaurant:Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaumes.
- Drawing Room Restaurant: Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (13/12/13)
The Lamblin Family and its team send you their warmest Season's greetings!
The harvest 2013 (06/12/13)
picking started on Monday, 30th September, with an ideal weather.
rain at the end of the week quickly caused rot that we could avoid, as we had chosen
to harvest from the first days.
The must offered a really good balance between
sugar and acidity, and a large part of the crop didn’t need to get chaptalized.
The only big problem this year remains the really small volumes harvested.
2013 will then be rare and of exceptional quality.
10th anniversary of Clément's participation in the family business! (19/11/13)
marks the 10th anniversary of Clément Lamblin’s participation in the
family business - a great opportunity to get to know our cellar master
better, but also to learn more about his career path, his experience
and his passion that has become his job for more than 10 years now…
What is your background? I
studied viticulture and oenology at the Viticultural school in Beaune,
and was an intern at Domaine Billaud-Simon, where I worked for 2 years
with Samuel Billaud. After getting my diploma, I joined the family
What do you particularly like in your job? Why did you choose the technical side? I
chose the technical side because it’s clearly what drives me the most
in the wine world: working closely with this living matter that evolves
and changes all the time is fascinating!
What is your “philosophy”? What are your priorities when you are making wine? The
main thing that leads my work is the vintage. Every year, you have to
adapt yourself to what nature offers. My goal is to highlight the
specificities of our rich “terroir” as much as possible, and my
priority is to give the best possible balance to the wine, in order to
let it express itself completely.
In your opinion, what words best describe the Lamblin wines? Generosity, authenticity and pleasure.
What is your favourite wine to enjoy with your friends or family? In red, the Morey-Saint-Denis, for its unbelievable generosity and intense delicacy: pure pleasure! In
white, the Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu. I think this climate
really reflects all the components of the Chablis “terroir”, whatever
What are your greatest achievements since you arrived in the company? My
first vintage, of course, 2003; but also my Young Talents Trophies in
2005 and 2007, as the Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaumes 2005, awarded 3rd
Best Chardonnay in the world. It’s a great pleasure to see my work
being recognized so much.
What are your thoughts on these last 10 years spent in the family business? Very positive, just like the beautiful working partnership I have with my father Didier…
Thank you Clément!
News from the Chablis vineyard (29/07/13)
This year, the Chablis vineyard wasn't affected by spring frosts.
The low temperatures of May and June have delayed the vegetative
development of the vine. As a result, flowering was late and finished
around July 10-12. However, the flower was made quickly and with an
ideal weather, thanks to the heat brought by summer that has finally
settled since end of June.
The healthy conditions of the vine are good and the crop should be generous, if the wheather is not too changeable.
every 2 years, the Lamblin family will be attending Vinexpo Bordeaux,
from June 16 to June 20. We will be pleased to welcome you on our Stand A221 and let you discover our new vintages.
Season's greetings (24/12/12)
The Lamblin family and its team wish you
a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year 2013!
The harvest 2012 (07/12/12)
It began on September 24th (quite usual
dates in Chablis) with an ideal weather. The wines are really well balanced and
the vintage 2012 already looks promising in spite of the low quantity.
The alcoholic fermentations occured in
good conditions. The malolactic fermentations are evolving in a good way and
should be ended by the end of the year.
Grüß Gott Vienna! (12/09/12)
If you are passing through Austria,
don't hesitate to make a detour by the fabulous delicatessen Julius Meinl am Graben, situated right in
the heart of Vienna, close to the Stephansplatz : wine, chocolate, tea, coffee,
oil, spices... You will find here the most fine and rare products, including
the Lamblin wines!
Feel like getting some fresh air and
fine dining? (02/07/12)
The Lamblin winery is proud to announce
its partnership with Mares in Oslo. Mares is the first restaurant in Norway that
succeeded in getting a Michelin star.
The chef Lucien Mares offersyou a wide selection of fishes, seafood and
oysters, that will perfectly match our Bourgogne Blanc, housewine
of the restaurant.
News from the Chablis vineyard (29/06/12)
After a frost period we went through
without damage and a mild spring, the flower opened progressively since June
12: it lasted about 2 weeks, depending on the parcels.
This year, the vine evolves normally, compared with the previous years where
the vine cycle was early.
Now, we are waiting for the sun and the
harvest, expected at the end of September, to discover what the vintage 2012
has in store for Chablis lovers...
An exceptional tasting (20/06/12)
For Tasted Journal, two of the Best
Sommeliers of the World, Markus del Monego (Germany) and Andreas Larsson
(Sweden) tasted blind Burgundy wines, including our Chablis 2010 and Chablis
1er Cru Fourchaumes 2010. You will find their comments in the heading Latest Highlights
Focus on the new vintage 2010 (31/01/2011)
experiencing a long and cold winter, the vine cycle was delayed by a
cool, wet spring. Flowering, also delayed, was observed in late June.
The freshness of some of the summer periods led to increased coulure
(absence of transformation from flower to fruit) and millerandage
(smaller than normal grape berries) in spite of a good concentration.
Maturation was reached on September 23rd when we began our harvest.
The harvest was healthy with excellent sugar levels in the grapes
giving good alcoholic strength with balanced acidity (worthy of the
2002 Vintage). Within the last few days, natural fermentation has
completed and we have started the maturation on fine lees. We are proud
to announce a beautiful, well-structured, classical and elegant
vintage. The aromas are plentiful in citrus and exotic fruits. The
minerality is refined with a very promising structure. Our first cuvées
will be available some time in March.
Happy New Year (03/01/2011)
Lamblin family and its team wish you all the best for the New Year and
send you a wonderful bouquet of aromas, flavours and happiness...
Jingle Bells (2010/12/15)
Lamblin family and its team wish you joyful and delicious Christmas
celebrations. Don't forget that the Chablis wine is the predestinated
lover of oyster. Also that our Grands Crus are the perfect match with
"foie gras" (goose liver) !
Snowing Chablis (2010/12/03)
10:00 am : bagpipe was singing up to the Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos for harvests (2010/09/23)
J-1 Chablis wake up (09/22/2010)
Join us on Facebook and share our new harvest in live !
The return of Alexandre (09/10/2010)
a 6 months placement in a New Zealand winery, Alexandre is back for our
new harvest. Our team is full once again and raring to start around the
25th of September. Welcome back Alexandre !
Welcome to Hugo ! (20/08/10)
father to son, the Lamblin lineage has succeeded in the vineyard since
1690. With the birth of HUGO, on last August 15th, Clément is a happy
Daddy. Congratulations to the young parents !!!
2009 vintage (31/04/2010)
After a year marked by a cold and snowy winter; spring weather proved
unstable and the flowering ended mid June. The summer was characterised
by warm days and fresh nights, with a good alternating rainy and dry
periods. The sunny month of August allowed optimal maturation of the
grapes and Northerly September wind allowed for harvest in excellent
conditions. On the morning of Tuesday 15 the harvest started.
Yields were decent, with beautiful natural degrees (between 12.2 ° and
13.3 °) and a slightly lower acidity than in 2007 and 2008 but greater
than in 2006. After fermentations, we decided to extend the maturation
on fine lees to ensure finesse and complexity. It’s looking like it
will be similar to the exceptional vintage of 2005, the 2009 is
revealing its delicacy.
The Lamblin signature (16/02/2009)
has so far been marked by the launch of our new bottle labels and by 12
bottle cases specially displaying our logo with a subtle blend of
elegance, tradition and modernity.
vintage of dreams, the 2008 vintage is already expressing (with some
finesse) the elegant and instantly recognisable Chablis minerality.
Ensuring the best possible results, maturation on fine lees for a few
months will further refine the aromas and enrich the complexity of this
great vintage. The 2008 will be shown at Vinexpo – you will need to be
Autumn fermentations (13.11.2008)
the vine completes its cycle showing its magnificent autumn colours, in
the fermenting cellar, we are preparing to welcome in a great
vintage. At the end of October, the sugars were completely
transformed into alcohol. The natural alcohol level is at around 12.5°
for the Petits Chablis and Chablis, and 13° for the Premiers and Grand
a few days, malolactic fermentation has been getting underway. Clément
Lamblin (12th generation Lamblin viticulturer) carefully monitors daily
the progress of this delicate and crucial period in Chablis
vinification. But already, this new wine is beginning to offer
suppleness and roundness.