Clos des Lambrays was a vineyard established as early as 1365 and was elevated to Grand Cru status in 1981. This has become a benchmark Domaine for the Burgundy lover, producing subtle, pure Burgundies that are drinkable and generous without ever over stepping the mark. Largely traditional winemaking applies, bunches are fermented whole in open top tanks followed by ageing for 18 months in 50% new oak barrels. In 2014, LVMH bought the Clos des Lambrays and would no doubt be investing hugely in this new project, starting by keeping the longtime winemaker Thierry Brouin.
A commune in the Côte de Nuits district of Burgundy capable of producing excellent quality red wine, which is typically described as being a halfway house between its neighbours - the richer Gevrey-Chambertin and the lighter Chambolle-Musigny. There are four Grand Cru vineyards, from north to south: Clos de la Roche 16.9 ha, Clos St-Denis 6.6 ha, Clos des Lambrays 8.8 ha and the monopole Clos de Tart 7.5 ha, plus a small strip of Bonnes Mares overlapping from Chambolle Musigny. There are some good premier cru vineyards, among the best known include Les Ruchots, Clos de la Bussière (monopole of Georges Roumier), Les Millandes, Clos des Ormes, and Les Monts Luisants. The commune is also capable of producing excellent quality whites, but they are very rarely seen. Bruno Clair's En La Rue de Vergy is one example, another is Domaine Ponsot who produces a white from Chardonnay blended with a proportion of Pinot Blanc that had mutated from Pinot Noir vines.