Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Demoiselles 2013, Domaine Amiot

PULI585
This vineyard is situated next to Chevalier Montrachet and is planted with 40 year old vines. As usual this is an impressive wine offering both elegance and power with a tight steely backbone and gunflint minerality. With only 4 barrels produced this wine is a Grand Cru in all but name.
Type:
Vintage:
2013
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Puligny-Montrachet
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork
£160.00
 

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

By Allen Meadows, Burghound, Oct-15, Issue #60 "Subtle but not invisible wood serves as a relatively neutral backdrop for the wonderfully elegant, cool and pure nose that features notes of acacia blossom, citrus, apple and essence of pear scents. The sense of refinement continues on the mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess even better depth and gorgeously long finish. This is a really lovely effort where the natural class of a great Puligny is very much on display. (Drink starting 2020) 94 points

Food Matches

Salmon, new potatoes, peas and hollandaise sauce.

Vinification

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