Domaine Hubert & Olivier Lamy, Chassagne Montrachet, la Goujonne (rouge) 2018
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
About The ProducerThe Lamys are a family of winegrowers that have been in Saint-Aubin since 1640. In 1973 Hubert Lamy created the estate, which at the time, was 7 ha. A new winery was built in 1980 and then it was further enlarged in 2002. Olivier, his son, joined Herbert in 1998. The estate now operates 18.5 ha of which 10.8 ha are located in 1er Crus in the communes of Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Santenay.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:This comes from 1.06 ha parcel of 60+-year-old vines. Clay and deep soil. No fertilizer, but soil amendments as needed.
Tasting NotesBeautiful dark ruby color. Black fruits on the nose, with a freshness. Rich and fat on the palate mouth with good tannins.
VinificationManual harvesting. Sorted and 100% de-stemmed. Fermentation and maceration for about 20 days. No chaptalization. Wines set in so the wood does not dominate. MLF in casks. Wine moved using compressed air. Bottling (by gravity) after 15 months.
- (89-91) points - “Outstanding Top Value" - Burghound: “(from a 1.06 ha parcel planted in 1950) A pungently earthy and slightly fresher nose offers up notes of forest floor, pepper, red currant and plum. The vibrant middle weight flavors possess a lovely texture thanks to the solid mid-palate density, all wrapped in a punchy and mildly rustic finish where a touch of warmth arises. This is a quality Chassagne villages that is worth checking out. Drink 2025+."- Allen Meadows, Burghound
- (90-92) points - Wine Advocate: " A beautiful bouquet of peonies, wild berries, spices and forest floor prefaces the 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet La Goujonne, a medium to full-bodied, layered and complete wine that's deep and elegantly muscular, framed by lively acids and powdery tannins. The best renditions of red Chassagne number among the finest values to be found in the contemporary Côte d'Or, and this cuvée definitely numbers among them.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate
- “The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Goujonne Rouge had not been racked from barrel. Nevertheless, the red plum and strawberry fruit came through nicely on the nose, the fresh palate offering fine tannins and a lightly spiced finish. A decent red Chassagne, no more, no less. Drink 2021-2029."- Neil Martin, Vinous