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.
Upon swirling the glass and putting my nose in, the wine is immediately more open, lush
and forward, with a distinct creamy note and hints of sweeter, riper tropical fruit with a linear, more citric element. The palate is a little lighter in style than Vergers, less obviously brooding yet still powerful, balancing richness and texture of ripe fruit with a citrussy, steely acidity and more supple finish. The minerality adds complexity to the creamy, fudge and tinned pear core, with notes of toast, caramel and honey adding to the long, long finish. Very, very good!
Aged in 25% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in cuve.