Domaine Hubert Lamy

By Victor Rabot | December 2017

The Lamy family has been involved in wine since 1640 but started their own bottling and Domaine in 1973. The Domaine now covers 18ha covering 20 different appellations, and since 1995, after an internship at Meo-Camuzet, Olivier Lamy joined the family business.

During a trip to Burgundy in 2016, I had the chance to meet Olivier and taste the 2014 and 2015 vintages at his cellar. Olivier is very passionate about his vineyards and for many years he has experimented with high density planting to improve the quality of his wine. High density planting causes the vine roots to go deeper to get nutrients and water, resulting in smaller grapes and more concentrated flavours. A lot of hard work has been done with fascinating results; the wines tend to have more of everything: weight, minerality, fruit and acidity but are still well balanced. Density in his vineyard goes from 10,000 vines per hectare to above 30,000 vines in some part of his holding.

His production is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. Domaine Hubert Lamy is best known for their white but the Santenay Clos des Hates is a very good example of how good a Santenay red can be. I urge you try one of the most exciting wine makers in all of Burgundy!