Lamarche’s 1.35 hectares of vineyards in the Clos de Vougeot are situated over three terroirs: there are two small plots near each other at the top of the Clos near the Château, in the area known as Montiotes Hautes; another is in the middle, on the Vosne side in the area historically named as Petits Maupertuis; and the remaining parcel is lower down near the RN74, in the zone known as Baudes Basses. All three parcels are picked at the same time and co-fermented in open-top wooden vats.
As you might expect, Nicole Lamarche vinifies a much finer, prettier expression of Clos de Vougeot—very Vosne in style. In fact, Vougeot seldom comes this lacy and elegant. This is so perfumed and fine, with lifted, juicy grenadine, cherry-scented fruit and a long, ferrous close. A wonderful, refined expression of this appellation.
“There is no great depth of colour here in the Lamarche pink-purple style. A little bit of red cherry bouquet starts to emerge. Considerable weight on the palate, the oak shows a little more, but as with the other wines they are in harmony.” 93-95 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
“Lamarche has three parcels in the Clos de Vougeot. There is one up by the château by Mugneret-Gibourg; one in the middle near Petit Maupertuis and one along the road by Faiveley. The gentle extraction and long ageing have given us a wine with pronounced ripe cherry fruit and a mineral edge. The texture is firm and remarkably refined, with an elegant tannic structure that is perfectly balanced with the evocative fruit.” 94 points, Charles Curtis MW, Decanter