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2017 Lamy-Caillat Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets #145441049

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Based on 24 reviews on Cellartracker.com

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Meticulous is the watchword for this 1.2 Ha micro-estate as Sebastien Caillat and Florence Lamy obsess over every detail, from grape to glass. Focused solely on Chassagne, the pair craft wines of great precision ? and built for the long haul ? with over two years of elevage in oak and steel. Detailed and electric, their 1400 bottle production is emblematic of their style and ethos and is part of why the Wine Advocate declared: 'Domaine Lamy-Caillat is the most exciting producer of white Burgundy that you?ve never heard of.'

Reviews 95 points Wine Advocate "Unwinding in the glass with notes of Anjou pear, spring flowers, blanched almonds, citrus zest and white peach, the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets is full-bodied, deep and incisive, with a layered but tight-knit core that's built around racy acids and chalky dry extract, concluding with a long, searingly mineral finish. (WK)" 94 points Vinous "The very delineated, quite assertive bouquet reveals an intriguing licorice note after 10 minutes in the glass. There is a touch of struck match, but it is very subtle and does not obscure the terroir expression. There is clearly good weight on the palate and a killer line of acidity. This brims with tension, offering fleeting glimpses of pineapple and grilled walnut and fanning out wonderfully on the finish. Superb. (NM)"

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About Lamy-Caillat

"Lamy-Caillat is the most exciting producer of white Burgundy that you’ve never heard of.” - William Kelly of The Wine Advocate.

Deep in the heart of Burgundy, Domaine Lamy-Caillat, helmed by Sébastien Caillat and Florence Lamy, thrives as a noteworthy micro-domaine of only 1.2 hectares. Since its founding in 2011, it's embarked on a mission of producing elegant and expressive white wines that capture the essence of Chassagne-Montrachet's terroir.

Sébastien and Florence, who also manage Domaine René Lamy-Pillot, have crafted Lamy-Caillat as a stark contrast to their family domaine, adopting artisanal and minimalist methodologies. With a keen attention to every detail, from vineyard care to bottling, they strive for continual improvement with every vintage, culminating in their standout 2013.

Lamy-Caillat is known for their sole devotion to crafting white wines, upheld by an unwavering commitment to detailed and vigilant viticulture. Close monitoring of their vines throughout the seasons ensures the best possible quality from their land. The desire to embrace the basic yet crucial elements of winemaking is reflected in their traditional and natural vinification methods, including a prolonged aging process of two winters on lees and bottling by hand post-natural clarification.

Their portfolio is equally compelling, showcasing the rich, diverse, and expressive nature of the Chassagne-Montrachet terroir. The offerings include Les Champs Gains, with moderately deep soils, the La Romanée, characterized by shallow soil on well-exposed slopes, and Les Caillerets, a vineyard with shallow pebbly marl soils that exude grand cru characteristics. Additionally, they produce Chassagne-Montrachet Village from Pot Bois, Saint-Aubin Village En l'Ebaupin, and a Bourgogne Blanc from the Grandes Corvées plot.

Stepping into their cold cellars, one is instantly reminded of the philosophy of Lamy-Caillat: minimalistic, essential, and patiently crafted. These wines aren't about volume; they're about the careful devotion of their creators, bearing testament to the domaine's commitment to quality over quantity. With their artisanal methods and the ingenuity of Sébastien and Florence, Domaine Lamy-Caillat is already poised for greatness, turning heads and commanding attention in the world of wine.

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