Clos des Lambrays is often mistaken for a monopole, however the Grand Cru isn’t quite – with one ouvrée (less than 0.2 of the vineyard’s total 8.84 hectares) – belonging to Taupenot-Merme. This section is effectively part of Taupenot-Merme’s back-garden, only planted to vines in 1974, with which they produce a tiny volume (less than a barrel in any given year).
Alongside the flagship Clos des Lambrays, Domaine des Lambrays owns parcels of village and Premier Cru Morey-Saint-Denis (Les Loups), as well as some Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru (Folatières and Clos du Caillerets).
The vines are all farmed organically (as of 2019) and in conversion to biodynamics (as of 2020)For Clos des Lambrays, this is a particular challenge. When the site was replanted after phylloxera, the rows were planted perpendicular to the slope – meaning almost all work has to be done by hand, or with specially designed equipment. The vines in Clos des Lambrays are particularly old, with 71% planted between 1898 and 1935, 26% 40 years in age and a mere 3% a comparatively youthful 20 years old.