New from Jérôme Lambert

After our visit to Anjou last month, we are happy to share a collection of wines very much suited to springtime from Jérôme Lambert.

Jérôme farms small parcels in and around Rablay-sur-Layon, a part of Anjou that is undoubtedly one of the Loire’s great terroirs. A true Angevin, his love of wine grew naturally. As a teenager he would pick leftover grapes, stomp on them and wait to see what would become of the fermenting juice. For over a decade he farmed less than a hectare of vines, making wine guided by nothing but instinct and occasional advice from locals such as Richard Leroy. Today he tends a total of four and a half hectares of vines dotted around the countryside. He has worked organically from the outset and has been making wine without any additions for several decades.

These latest releases all come from the 2022 vintage, a warm, dry year that offered a growing season largely free of the disease pressure that has plagued the region’s vineyards in recent years. Fermentations proceeded without issue, and tasting the wines together on a particularly cold, damp and grey day last month, it quickly became apparent that it is one of Jérôme’s best yet. Pretty, perfumed and lively, they are just the sort of wines we reach for at the onset of spring.

Jérôme’s wines are now available on Tutto a Casa