Domaine Hubert Lamy

Burgundy, burgundy France

The domaine was created in 1973 by Hubert Lamy, father of Olivier, who joined in 1995 and runs the property today. What began as eight hectares has now reached 18.5 hectares, planted predominately with Chardonnay (80%) in Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay.

Olivier practises ‘la lutte raisonnée’ in all of his vineyards, adhering to organic practices and spraying only when necessary. Lamy’s cellar has three levels and lends itself well to his gravity-flow winemaking. This minimises the need for pumping – something which can stress the wines. The whites are fermented in French oak barrels (300 litre and 600 litre) and left on their fine lees without bâtonnage or sulphur dioxide until they are racked. He has also reduced the use of new oak on his whites over the years, and now uses barrels ranging in age from one to five years old.

The Bourgogne ‘Les Chataigners’ is from a steep, cool, limestone vineyard that is the last to be harvested. It has impressive concentration for a Bourgogne, with bracing acidity and fragrant lemon citrus fruit. His Saint-Aubin ‘La Princée’ contains fruit from 10 different parcels across the appellation. Notes of lime and tangerine entice on the nose with bracing acidity and a delightful savouriness coming through on the finish. The Saint-Aubin Premier Cru ‘Clos du Meix’ comes from a 0.7 hectare walled parcel, which results in a wine that is richer and rounder, partly due to the warmer microclimate. Lamy’s Pinot Noirs are fermented in cement vats before going into French oak barrels (20% new) for 18 months’ ageing. The Santenay ‘Clos des Hâtes’ displays a wonderful medley of berry fruits with supple tannins on the palate, which Olivier attributes to zero SO2 addition during élevage.

We have always been admirers of these precise and intense wines and are thrilled to have them in our list.


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