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

CHAS530
Les Vergers means “orchards” so the appley characters are most apt. A wine with a smoky character, notes of gunflint and toasted oak, coupled with a tropical, creamy finish.
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 2019+
Closure Type:
Cork
£66.00
 

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

There is a smoky character to this wine, with notes of gunflint and toasted oak that are layered with honeyed and tropical intensity and rich, glycerine coated palate. In the mid-palate there is nougat and pineapple with a support from creamy cereal characters and a twist of freshness at the finish.

Food Matches

Enjoy with boudin blanc in a leek and mustard sauce.