About the Producer
Domaine Guy Amiot in Chassagne-Montrachet possess an enviable line-up of top crus. Under Arsène Amiot, in the 1920s, the estate started acquiring vineyards in Chassagne including Caillerets and a few rows of Le Montrachet itself. More parcels were added in the 1930s, including Macherelles and Les Demoiselles in Puligny-Montrachet. By the time Guy Amiot took over in 1985, followed by his son Thierry in 1993, the domaine had built up a very impressive collection of holdings. Never exuberant or showy, Amiot’s whites are about layered mineral fruit which express the terroir. The reds, including their Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge, show low depth of fruit. With a respect for the traditions of the past, and an eye on the future, quality has never been better at this highly regarded domaine.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles
£245 per 6 bottle case in bond
Amiot owns 0.5 hectares of Les Macherelles in a single plot. Aromas of lemons and white flowers are followed by freshly cut pear and citrus flavours with a hint of almond on the finish. A dense and serious wine, it would certainly benefit from a few years in bottle. Drink from 2023.
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
£275 per 6 bottle case in bond
One of their original vineyard plots, adjacent to the family property, 70-year-old vines contribute to the intensity of this wine. An expressive bouquet of warm citrus scents and yellow flowers leads to a palate with elegant stone fruit flavours underpinned by a refreshing minerality. Drink from 2023.
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles
£675 per 6 bottle case in bond
A reference to the sisters who once owned this site, Les Demoiselles produces pure mineral wines, old vines bringing additional richness and complexity. This vintage displays scents of apples, fresh pears and white flowers with lovely purity of succulent white peach and lemon fruit on the palate. An easy-going style with attractive depth. Drink from 2023.
2019 Le Montrachet Grand Cru
£1495 per 3 bottle case in bond
As expected, this is a powerful and extremely elegant wine with incredible energy and depth. Ample and multi-layered on the nose, the palate reveals layers of silky fruit mingled with fresh almonds and a seasoning of spice. Produced from two small plots planted in the 1920s, the old vines giving added intensity, this is a very complex wine destined for long ageing. Drink from 2028.
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes
£105 per 6 bottle case in bond
Seductive and elegantly fruity with sweet cassis and blackberry aromas, this lovely wine has a juicy palate of raspberries and blackberries. Popular in Parisian restaurants during the 1920s and 1930s, these irresistibly supple and refreshing reds are increasingly sought-after once again. Drink 2022.
2019 Beaune Rouge Longbois
£105 per 6 bottle case in bond
Smooth and fresh, from a parcel of 80-year-old vines, there’s a bright intensity about this wine which is very attractive. Smooth plum and dark cassis fruits lead to a lovely round finish. This will be delicious in a few years and will age well too. Drink from 2022.
Burgundy 2019 Enquiry Form
Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.