Domaine Hubert Lamy

A superior source for stylish Chardonnay, demonstrating that the Saint-Aubin appellation, which borders both Chassagne and Puligny, can attain similar sophistication and polish. Father, Hubert, committed himself to increasing vineyard quality and quantity, doubling the size of the domaine since 1973. Son, Olivier, has innovated in the cellar, using larger oak capacity (up to 600 litres) to encourage nuanced fruit expressions of these very mineral wines.

The domaine’s most intense premiers crus – elegant, aromatic En Remilly, honey-rich Clos de la Chatenière and dense but tensile Murgers Dents de Chien show off the diverse range of terroir character this village has to offer. Premier cru Les Frionnes, set further back into the arrière-côte, is cooler, lighter and more floral and can be approached earlier.

The Haute Densité bottlings come from vines planted up to 30,000 vines per hectare (the Burgundian norm being 10-12,000). This encourages very deep roots and smaller berries and makes for an almost painfully concentrated, mineral, intense wine. Complex and tightly-packed they are truly remarkable, but unfortunately they are only available in very small quantities.

Widely acknowledged as Saint-Aubin’s top winemaker, Olivier has become an international star.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Saint-Aubin, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    18.5ha

  • Winemaker

    Olivier Lamy

  • Established

    1973

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonée

  • Website

    www.domainehubertlamy.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne blanc Les Chataigners Chardonnay Planted 1990 - 1.1ha
Santenay 1er cru blanc Clos des Gravières Chardonnay Planted 1966 & 2011 - 0.38ha
Saint-Aubin La Princée Chardonnay Planted 1985 & 2000 - 3ha
Saint-Aubin 1er cru Frionnes Chardonnay Planted 1935, 1960 & 1985 - 2.4ha
Saint-Aubin 1er cru En Remilly Chardonnay Planted 1989 - 2ha
Saint-Aubin 1er cru Clos de la Chatenière Chardonnay Planted 1964 - 1.25ha
Saint-Aubin 1er cru Murgers Dents de Chien Chardonnay Planted 1985 - 0.25ha
St-Aubin 1er cru blanc Derrière Chez Edouard Chardonnay Planted 2000 - 1.68ha
Chassagne-Montrachet le Concis du Champ Chardonnay Planted 2005 - 0.92ha
Puligny-Montrachert Les Tremblots Chardonnay - - -
St-Aubin 1er cru Derrière chez Edouard blanc Haute Densité Chardonnay Planted 2000 - -
Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots Haute Densité Chardonnay Planted 1946 & 1970 Limestone 0.90ha
Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Haute Densité Chardonnay Planted 1975 - 0.05ha
Chassagne-Montrachet rouge La Goujonne Pinot Noir Planted 1950 - 1.05ha
Saint-Aubin 1er cru rouge Derrière Chez Edouard Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir Planted 1960 - 0.95ha
Santenay 1er cru rouge Clos des Gravières Pinot Noir Planted 1966 - 0.28ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Grapes pressed very gently with a pneumatic press
  • Élevage in cask, of various sizes
  • Bottling by gravity, after 15 months

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Mostly destemmed fruit
  • Élevage in cask, of various sizes