2015 St Aubin, En Remilly, 1er Cru, Domaine Hubert Lamy, Burgundy

2015 St Aubin, En Remilly, 1er Cru, Domaine Hubert Lamy, Burgundy

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2015 St Aubin, En Remilly, 1er Cru, Domaine Hubert Lamy, Burgundy

Description

Fine and bright, the wine is pale in colour. This has beautiful nervous tension, with real elegance to the fruit, and a fabulous finish. Sheer class. The higher elevation of this vineyard has played its part. First-rate wine. Drink 2020-2026.
Jasper Morris MW, Wine Buyer

Olivier Lamy compares the 2015 reds as being similar to ‘05 with less stress, or ‘09 with more energy. As they offered good colour and tannin, he was able to use 60 to 80 percent whole bunches. Picking began on 25th August, starting with whites to keep their acidity. Overall, however, the red crop is down 50 percent and the whites by 20 to 25 percent thanks to coulure and millerandage after the flowering. Olivier has used no new wood in 2015 and no sulphur for the vinification – some will be added before bottling. Olivier notes that the whites have been tasting fresher and fresher during their time in barrel.
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The Wine Advocate91-93/100
The Wine Advocate91-93/100
The 2015 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly, from two parcels (one has more energy than the other) has a clean and precise, quite minerally bouquet with apple blossom and freshly sliced pear notes. It takes some coaxing from the glass. The palate is vibrant on the entry. There is great energy here, you can feel it fizzing through the tongue, well defined and tensile right to the finish. Excellent - I expect this to land towards the upper end of my banded score once in bottle.
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About this WINE

Domaine Hubert Lamy

Domaine Hubert Lamy

There have been Lamys growing vines in St-Aubin since 1640 - today it is run by Olivier Lamy. Olivier is representative of a new breed of Burgundian grower keen to progress. He worked at Méo-Camuzet before taking over in 1996 from father Hubert. 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 even greater expression of terroir.

The domaine produces both reds and whites and now has 16.5 hectares of vineyards, mostly in St-Aubin but a few parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet and a tiny plot in the Grand Cru Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. Yields are kept low and a recent innovation has been the introduction of selection tables in the cuverie to ensure that only the healthiest and ripest grapes are used.

Vinification is traditional and the wines are matured in oak casks (20-30% new) for 12 months before minimal filtration and then bottling. The quality is very high and is often superior to many wines from more fashionable villages that sell at twice the price.

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Saint Aubin

Saint Aubin

Though tucked away in a side valley behind the two ‘Montrachet’ villages, Saint-Aubin is a great source of fine, steely white Burgundy and some attractively fruity reds. Production used to be about 50:50 between the two colours, but the whites have become the more sought-after and now represent two-thirds of the crop. There is a significant difference however between the best Premiers Crus – such as En Remilly – and the vineyards tucked away further up the valley.

  • 80 hectares of village Saint-Aubin
  • 156 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (15 in all). The finest include En Remilly, Murgers des Dents de Chien, La Chatenière, Les Frionnes
  • Recommended producer: Hubert Lamy

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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