Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAS675
This small vineyard lies NE of the village, just above Vergers, on steeper slopes that look down on the road that scores between Puligny and Chassagne. Vergers means “orchard” so the appley characters are most apt. Produced from 66 year old vines, Wow – and Wow again!!

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.
Produced from 66 year old vines, Wow – and Wow again!! The nose is an amazing assault of ripe tropical fruit, newly integrated oak (1/3rd new oak, Vosges and Alliers oaks used predominantly), oatmeal, crushed toasted nuts, honey, grapefruit and wet stones that it seems ludicrous that the palate can live up to the nose… yet it does – in Spades! The palate is full, ripe, rounded and delicious, with an immediacy that is almost sinful. A concentrated core of stewed dessert apple, overlaid with vanilla crème, pineapple confit and a drop of honey, cooked oatmeal and pink grapefruit acidity. The palate is rich and full, yet stretched into a tautness by the lively acidity and minerality, that the power and flavour just keep coming, creating a brooding sense of power. Fabulous!
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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