Hubert Lamy: Making St Aubin

Despite not having a presence in the ‘top 3’ regions of Burgundy; Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin & Chambolle-Musigny, Lamy nevertheless has produced incredible work in St Aubin.  This region, often over-shadowed by Meursault & Puligny, has in Lamy’s hands proved a triumph.  The quality and the wines are renowned, not for their terroir, but for Lamy’s impressive work with them.  Hubert Lamy is not only a great producer in the eyes of wine lovers, but this estate also garners the respect of many other established producers in Burgundy like Meo Camuzet & Bizot, who take reference from Lamy’s winemaking philosophy.

 

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High density farming which Lamy has practiced (he plants 30,000 vines per hectare on average) throughout the years has proven that his roots go deeper than anybody else, as a result, they have continuous pressure in search of more refreshness, complexity and minerality from the water beneath the soil.

 

Cuvee not to be missed: St. Aubin “En Remilly”

Located just behind the famed “Le Montrachet” – mid-slope at the exit of the valley with a due east exposition and a thin and rocky soil – its positioning is truly privileged. Almost as favourable as Les Murgers des Dents de Chien however the higher production here enables us to buy it more easily.

 

I like it as it is consistently poised and mineral with a lot of light bouquet flavours like lavender and elderflower, very well balanced with acidity & complexity – without doubt some of the best wines found in St Aubin! At a fraction of price, you can essentially enjoy a more affordable alternative to Montrachet!

 

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Neal Martin – “Olivier has deservedly become one of the most consistently impressive winemakers within Saint-Aubin and the quality of his wines shone through in 2015.
Overall, it was a bountiful crop of top-class wines from Olivier, continuing to reaffirm his status as one of the best winemakers in the Côte de Beaune.”

 

– Jessica C.

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