A broker from New York ate at Bacash last year and had the Lamy ‘Clos des Gravieres’ Santenay 1er Cru 2014 and the St Aubin ‘En Remilly’ 2014. Not familiar with Lamy he emailed his broker at Berry Brothers who immediately sent a reply that went something like ‘this is all about the producer, Olivier is one of the most respected winemakers across the cote”
The wines of Domain Hubert Lamy are racey, intensely mineral and showcase the very best aspects of St Aubin’s rocky, boney & chalky soils. Olivier, son of Hubert, took over in 1995 and immediately stopped supplying negociants and the following year either sold of scrubbed underperforming vines and vineryard sites keeping only the best and oldest. The wines are refined and fresh. Yields are low and vinification is traditional. Wines are matured in large oak format (20-30% new) for 12-18months before light filtration and bottling. The majority of Lamy’s wines are in larger oak format as Olivier believes it protects the purity of the fruit.