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.
This wine is produced from two parcels of vines planted on soil covered with large limestone rocks. One parcel is now 85 years old the other was replanted inn 1985.
This is always a very rich and powerful wine and this vintage certainly continues the theme! It possesses a quite fantastic intensity, laden with rich honey and creamy butter, with a lush and viscous texture. The oak is beautifully crafted and there are notes of almond and butterscotch on the dreamy finish. Outstanding.
Try with a warm salmon with hollandaise or beurre blanc sauce or salmon fishcakes.