La Princée is a blend of 10 small village parcels from across just under three hectares. One-third of these vines are now over 60 years old, and the remainder were planted in 1985 and 2000. All the parcels are in the cooler, east-facing Saint-Aubin combe (valley), on chalky/mineral soils. It is therefore no surprise that this is a racy white Burgundy with great energy and a limestone-rich personality. This will offer more pleasure than many wines at twice the price.
The 2018 Saint-Aubin La Princée is showing well, opening in the glass with aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and crisp Anjou pear. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and precise, it’s saline and incisive, Lamy observing that some two-thirds of this parcel is decidedly cool and windy. 89-91 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Higher yields after two years of frost. Lively pale lemon, good fresh apple nose. Very happy with the balance of this, fresh aromatics, Olivier’s theory about sun on the white skins. Really lovely lingering finish. 88-91 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Out of stockProducer: Hubert Lamy