Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 2018, Domaine Amiot

CHAS610
The wines of this domaine age particularly well, largely due to the serious acidity and minerality that so epitomise them when tasting from barrel.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
1.5Ltr
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Chassagne-Montrachet
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2021+
Closure Type:
Cork
£105.00
 

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.

Tasting Notes

This wine is produced from 12 different parcels totaling 1ha from vines aged between 20 and 90 years old. Aged in 25% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in cuve. Scrumptious! A mouthfilling richness with elements of nougat, pineapple and pain grillé. The underlying acidity is bracing and produces a perfect equilibrium. Great length too.

Food Matches

Try with the classic - fish & chips!

Vinification

N/A