Lamy’s red from this site comes from a tiny 0.28-hectare parcel of 45-year-old vines in the Clos itself (see the note for the white from this site above for more details on the vineyard). The planting density is now 20,000 vines per hectare. The vines are not trimmed but plaited and they yield tiny berries with little juice. It’s a very long and perfumed wine made with 70% whole-bunch vinification adding to the wine’s brightness, structure and tapering finish. Santenay rising. This is another of crazy value.
The 2018 Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières (Rouge) derives from vines planted at a density of 20,000 plants per hectare, and Lamy rolls the canopies here rather than hedging during the growing season. Mingling aromas of wild berries, cassis and orange rind with hints of forest floor and deep spice tones, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and textural, with incredible concentration without weight, exquisitely refined tannins and a long, sapid finish. 92-94 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate