Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAS680
Produced from two parcels of vines, planted on soil covered with large limestone rocks, that lie directly to the south of the winery, bordered by neat stone walls and gently sloping from the upper wooded reaches, down to the edge of the village. One parcel is now 85 years old, the other was replanted in 1985.

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 nose is immense – powerful, concentrated and very fine. Tropical fruit, honey, tinned pineapple and crème anglaise lift from the glass. The palate is equally rich and powerful, with an intense concentration of tropical fruits, integrated oak (again, 1/3rd). The brooding sense of power returns again. Such is the concentration and complexity that this wine seems to offer, the palate goes on and on, building elements of toasted nuts, honey, caramel fudge, vanilla crème and intense minerality. All balanced and supported by the sharpest of fresh citrus acidity.
Try with a warm salmon with hollandaise or beurre blanc sauce or salmon fishcakes.
Aged in 33% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in cuve.

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