Lamblot now farms 3.5 hectares throughout the Montagne de Reims, mostly in Vrigny and Gueux - Pinot Meunier-dominant villages - and his vineyards are rife with, well, life. Certified organic, that title doesn't begin to approach an accurate description. He's embraced full-on biodiversity, vitoforestry - whereby small trees are interspersed with the vines - and you will regularly spot varied animals throughout the vineyards and upwards of 100 different species of trees in each hectare.
What this spells out is a very thoughtful vigneron, one who sees the importance of life in his vineyards translating to life in his wines. ABout 60% of the vines are Meunier, with 25% Pinot Noir and the remainder Chardonnay. Harvesting is done very carefully so as to not crush the grapes, and at the winery the pressing is exceedingly gentle and controlled; each progressive press cycle will be vinified separately, which is a massive undertaking.
Wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts in varied barrel sizes, rarely any new oak. Aided by the cool winery and a smaller than usual amount of sugar for the second fermentation, the mousse of his wines is ultra fine, and the final wines rarely will have any dosage at all.
The Mouvance takes the place of Intuition for the 2017-based version, a blend of all three varietals from old vines in Chenay and Vrigny. Full of golden fruits, flowers and beautifully textured.