Lamy has 2.4-hectares in this 1er Cru with the vines planted in 1935, 1960 and 1985. Les Frionnes is a southeast-facing site with old, decomposed limestone/clay soils and a plethora of small rocks in the top soil. The vines here are adjacent to the Derrière chez Edouard, but this is a slightly warmer site and is picked earlier. Exposed to the south, but on firm mineral soil, Frionnes gives both pulpy fruit and vibrant, saline freshness.
One of Burgundy’s best kept secrets is barely a secret any more. Olivier Lamy is making some of the purest and most mineral white Burgundies of the Côte (and some pretty damn handy reds) and demand now far exceeds supply. This will not surprise those who know how this exceptional vigneron works in the vines. Pioneer of high density and of Poussard pruning amongst other things, Lamy’s attention to detail and innovation in the vineyard is now an inspiration to knowledgeable growers across the Côte and even the world!