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.
A meagre production of only 2 barrels! Aged in 100% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in cuve. An impressive beast of a wine. Intensely aromatic with pineapple and grapefruit characters, enormous steel structure, tight and unyielding with fine citrus acidity giving beautiful balance to a very impressive richness.
Delicious with halibut with mixed beans and lemon butter sauce.