The Domaine Franck Lamargue is located in La Rochepot 15 km south of Beaune, it was created in 2005 by Franck Lamargue, who today runs the estate. The vineyard extends over 12 ha and produces 13 controlled designations of origin.
The estate revolves around a main building, formerly the tile factory of La Rochepot, and has two vaulted cellars where the wines are stored in oak barrels. Their wines are produced with respect and enhancement of tradition and terroir, with manual harvesting and aging in oak barrels.
On the 12 ha of vineyards, an organic culture is practiced, the chemical treatments are limited, and are carried out only in case of necessity. The work in the vineyard is adapted according to the needs of each plot. Some are plowed, respecting the environment and the land and making the soil more alive. Micro-organisms and insects multiply and enrich the soil. a well-managed tillage brings balance and “drinkability” to the wine, and it gives it a nice tension. Others are grassed which improves the structure and bearing capacity of the soil; and protects it from erosion.
Climate change has brought great benefits to Monthélie which has similar soils to neighbouring Volnay and Meursault but ripens a little later. The Monthelie, Les Gamets is a really pretty and enjoyable wine with a bright, perfumed nose of violets and ripe red fruits that lead onto a soft and juicy palate with those pure, fresh strawberry and red cherry flavours coming through joined by a bit of grip from the tannin and spice, and balanced acidity.