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.
Packed with classic Pinot Noir characters, wild strawberry sweetness, floral with a hint of hedgerow, this delectable wine would be twice the price if it was produced in one of the more illustrious appellations of the Côte d’Or. Alas, Chassagne-Montrachet is a rather unfashionable village for red wines, but it is here where the Burgundy lover can find real value. In vintages such as 2020 it is a slam-dunk!