Lamy farms four small parcels on the white limestone soils of Les Chataigners. Tucked up at the far end of the village, this sheltered site is his highest and coolest vineyard, with vines planted in 1990 and 2008. The fruit is whole-bunch pressed and naturally fermented before being raised in older barrels. Perennially this is one of the Côte’s most impressive Bourgogne-level whites. 2018 is no exception.
The 2018 Bourgogne Les Chataigners delivers aromas of lime cordial, white flowers and crisp green apple, followed by a medium to full-bodied, pure and mineral palate, framed by chalky dry extract. This beautifully made wine is a superb introduction to one of the Côte de Beaune’s finest domaines. 89 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Outstanding. Top Value. An exuberantly fresh nose mixes notes of citrus and green apple with hints of mineral reduction and anise. The nicely energetic and beautifully well-detailed flavors conclude in a chiseled, refreshing, indeed even bracing, finish that is supported by lemon rind-tinged acidity. A quality Bourgogne. 86-89 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound