Domaine des Lambrays : Clos des Lambrays Grand cru 2020
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A fresh and intense Clos des Lambrays red wine
In the heart of Morey-Saint-Denis in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine des Lambrays owns almost all of the "Clos des Lambrays" Grand Cru, whose exceptional terroir gives rise to wines recognised as among the most illustrious in Burgundy.
The luxury group LVMH, enchanted by the passion, skill and high standards embodied by this Burgundy estate that, acquired it in 2014 and set its mission to ensure sustainability, notably through high-precision working the plots, certified organic farming and an ongoing conversion to biodynamics. The group also renovated the winery and acquired new plots in 2021.
This Grand Cru is a Clos des Lambrays wine, almost fully owned by Domaine des Lambrays which has 8.24 hectares. The plot on gentle slopes gives a diversity of ideal exposures. The top of the Clos has a marly soil while the lower part is clay-limestone.
2020 was a warm, early vintage that marked the estate's first year of conversion to biodynamic viticulture. After an early budburst at the end of March, the months of April and May with their summer temperatures advanced a rapid development of the vines. The flowering thus started on May 22, two weeks ahead of schedule. The old vines, unaccustomed to these exceptional conditions, suffered from water stress leading to run-off and a significant drop in the harvest. Despite a scorching summer, the vineyard did not suffer thanks to its placement on slopes, which allows the grapes to be in the shade of the vines’ foliage during the hot hours of the day. The harvest began on 20 August and took place a month early. Yields were historically low.
Winemaking and ageing
Ageing in oak casks renewed for half of each vintage in the estate’s cellars.
Pinot Noir (100%)
Characteristics and tasting tips for Clos des Lambrays Grand cru 2020 from Domaine des Lambrays
A pure expression of its terroir of origin, this great Burgundy wine mingles intense fragrant notes and a beautiful structure with a rare freshness and balance.
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