Hubert Lamy 2017 "En Remilly" 1er Cru, Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France

Hubert Lamy 2017 "En Remilly" 1er Cru, Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France

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Hubert Lamy 2017 "En Remilly" 1er Cru, Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France

The Lamy family has been working in the vineyards since 1640.  Domaine Hubert Lamy was created by Hubert Lamy in 1973.  Before creating his own Domaine, Hubert worked with his father, Jean Lamy.  At that time the domaine was around 8 hectares in size,  planted mainly in 'regionale appellations'. Today it is run by Olivier Lamy, Hubert's son.

Winemaker: Oliver Lamy

Variety: Chardonnay

Terroir: 2.02 ha planted in 1989. This vineyard "En Remilly"1er Cru is a continuation of Le Montrachet (it shares a border, and the steep hill, facing south, poor, shallow soils with limestone)

Farming: Organic methods, lutte raisonnée

Vinification: Gently pressed, light settling, long fermentation. Aged for 12 months in 300L and 600L oak barrels (0-5% new), followed by 6-12 months blending in tank.

Olivier is a new wave Burgundian grower who is looking towards the future. Gaining experience at Méo-Camuzet, he took the estate over in 1996.  Olivier ceased supplying négociants in 1997, grubbing up and selling off peripheral vines, keeping only the best and oldest sites. Currently he is experimenting with different planting densities in a quest to capture an even greater expression of terroir. Most of the development of the Domaine was during the 1990s when new vines were bought or rented (Clos de la Chatenière,  Derrière Chez Edouard, Murgers des dents de Chien, Clos du Meix, Santenay Clos des Hâtes) or planted (En Remilly).  Some parcels which were planted with Pinot Noir vines were changed to Chardonnay vines because it was considered this was a better choice for the soil type (La Princée). 

Saint-Aubin is a great white Burgundy appellation to watch. Aside from the fact that Olivier Lamy makes a lot of wine from there, what was once a liability for this village is now its asset. In an ever-changing world the cooler climate of Saint Aubin, with its large combe and valley which bring in cool air from the western forested hills keeps this place more fresh compared to the great appellations that house most of the famous Grand Crus, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. Saint-Aubin is also home to slopes that are steeper than a good portion of premier cru white Burgundy sites, which gives these wines the advantage of clarity, tension and less fat, all things that are currently en vogue. A good portion of the premier cru vineyards sit on ground that is more dominated with rock rather than deep clay, which also encourages wines on the more straight and narrow. 



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