Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAS715
The steeper slopes of Caillerets, strewn with lumps of limestone and pebbles, lie beside the winery on the southern aspect of the village, and this benefits from the afternoon sun. Amiot’s 0.5ha is split between 2 parcels, one 85 years old, the other a mere 47!

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.

The nose is incredibly rich, almost brooding, and the palate mirrors this rich intensity, offering peach, cashew, grapefruit and mineral notes, the power evident in each sip. The oak is subtle, hidden amongst the tight acidity and structure of what is a powerful and complex wine and the finish very long, with subtle hint of clove, minerals, cereal and intense citrus.
Try with warm salmon with hollandaise or beurre blanc sauce or salmon fishcakes.
Aged for 12 months in 25% new oak and 6 months in tank before bottling.

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