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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Caillerets' 2016, Domaine Amiot

CHAS535
Two parcels of 68 and 28 year old vines planted on soil that is covered with large limestone rocks, produce the fruit for this immensely popular wine. Spellbinding.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Chassagne
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2020+
Closure Type:
Cork
£60.00
 

Domaine Guy Amiot

Domaine Guy Amiot’s work springs from a long tradition begun in the 1920s under the direction of founder Arsène Amiot. Arsène started acquiring parcels in Chassagne in the 1920s and under his direction Domaine Amiot became one of the first domaines in Burgundy to bottle their own wines. By the time Guy Amiot (who the current domaine is named after), took over in 1985, the domaine had built up very impressive holdings and had passed the knowledge of how to best care for the vines down from generation to generation. There was a continuity of work in the vineyards that led to solid consistency in the wines. In 1993, Guy’s son Thierry Amiot took over and has been both respecting the tradition and striving for improvement ever since. The wines of this domaine age particularly well, largely due to the serious acidity and minerality that so epitomise them when tasting from barrel.

Tasting Notes

A very appealing and rich bouquet, offering a broad and powerful character that shows opulence and richness. On the palate the fruit is all tropical mango, pineapple and candied citrus with a balancing freshness and layers of lime marmalade and integrated sweet vanilla oak. The finish is long, and intense with notes of spice and sweetness in equal measure.

Food Matches

Great match for roasted chicken with an almond and thyme crust with chargrilled cauliflower.