About the Producer
With a respect for their heritage, and an eye on the future, quality has never been better at Domaine Amiot. Arsène Amiot started acquiring vineyards in Chassagne in the 1920s including Caillerets and a few rows of Le Montrachet. Les Macherelles was added a decade later, along with Les Demoiselles in Puligny-Montrachet. By the time Thierry took over from his father Guy Amiot in 1993, the domaine had built up an enviable collection of holdings. They follow a hands-off approach in the vineyards and the cellar. Their whites are all about layered mineral flavours which are pure expressions of the terroir, while the reds show superb depth of supple fruit. The 2020 vintage is an outstanding year for the domaine, one of the best vintages we can remember tasting.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
£215 per 6 bottle case in bond
Produced from a dozen plots of 50-year-old vines, this is attractive and refreshing with sweet citrus and stone fruit flavours and a hint of green ginger. Showing lovely energy and length, it will be perfect in the next few years. Drink from 2023.
2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles
£275 per 6 bottle case in bond
Amiot owns a single 0.5- hectare plot of Les Macherelles, situated just to the north of the village. Exotic white peach and apricot scents are followed by a refreshing citrus palate. Extremely elegant with lovely balance and depth. Drink from 2024.
2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
£325 per 6 bottle case in bond
Adjacent to the family property, planted with 70-year-old vines, this is one of their original plots. It has a seductive bouquet of white peaches and stone fruits leading to a broad textured palate underpinned by a refreshing citrus note. Drink from 2024.
2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles
£795 per 6 bottle case in bond
A reference to the sisters who once owned this site, Les Demoiselles produces very pure and mineral wines. Similar to Caillerets on the nose, with an additional floral nuance, succulent white peach and lemon fruits are balanced by an attractive mineral freshness. This will benefit from another five years in bottle. Drink from 2026.
2020 Le Montrachet Grand Cru
£1850 per 3 bottle case in bond
Made up of two micro-plots on the Chassagne side, planted in 1923, the site has never been worked by tractor due to the steep slope. Beautifully layered, the bouquet reveals white and yellow orchard fruits with a hint of honeysuckle. Powerful and complex on the palate, this shows great ageing potential. Drink from 2028.
2020 Beaune Rouge Longbois
£135 per 6 bottle case in bond
From a parcel of 80-year-old vines, this very supple and fruit driven Beaune Rouge has dark cassis and rich plum fruits on the palate leading to a lovely round finish with scents of exotic spices. It will be irresistible in a year or two. Drink from 2023.
2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes
£135 per 6 bottle case in bond
Popular in Parisian restaurants in the 1920s and 1930s, these deliciously supple Chassagne reds are seeing something of a renaissance. Elegantly fruity, this has a seductive palate of dark raspberry and sweet plum fruits supported by smooth tannins. Enjoy over the next five years. Drink 2024.
Burgundy 2020 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.