Vinous 90 points - (60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, grown in Tours-sur-Marne; Lot 1132213): Bright yellow. Spicy orange and yellow apple aromas are complemented by suave mineral and honey accents. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of bitter melon pith. Closes with very good energy and persistence, leaving notes of sweet butter and fresh fig behind.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Lamiable is a small house in Tours-sur-Marne at the eastern end of the Montagne de Reims. This Champagne is sourced exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards. Yellow-fruit, citrus and green plum aromas introduce a wine that is crisp and elegant, but with significant weight behind it. It’s ready to drink now. (Dec 2013)
This non-vintage bottling of Brut Grand Cru is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
•The dosage is 8 g/l.
•The wines are kept sur lie for 18 months (the law only requires 15 months)
•One-third of the wine from each harvest is kept for base wine in following years
•Two to four barrels used – no new oak.
|The Lamiable family has been in champagne since 1929 & at this domaine since 1960. This is a grower-made (r.m. = recoltant-manipulant) wine, which means that all of the grapes used here are family owned. The estate is located in the Grand Cru Champagne village of Tours-sur-Marne. Jean-Pierre Lamiable, a sports medicine physician and his daughter Orianne Crepeaux-Lamiable follow his father and Uncle as winemakers at this small estate which dates back to 1600.
The family owns six hectares in total (approximately 15 acres) – 4.5 hectares are devoted to Pinot Noir and 1.5 hectares are planted to Chardonnay. Their vineyards are all in the grand cru band, planted on limestone and chalk soils (no clay). Vineyard sites include ; Les Meslaines (vines 50 – 60 y/o), Clos de Goesse (vines 35-40 y/o), Ambuyeres and Bouzy.