13 rue du Grand Puits – F-21190 Chassagne-Montrachet
Rooted in Burgundy tradition and terroir
Since 1920, generation after generation, the Amiot family have plunged their roots in the soil and terroir of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Arsène and Flavie Amiot, founders of the estate, initiated a wine vocation that has reached the 4th generation represented today by their great grand sons, Thierry and Fabrice.
Guy, their father, who had given a new start to the family business since 1985, can be satisfied by the imortalization of the family tradition.
Thanks to the maintenance of the business by the family sons who follow one another at the head of the Domaine, the vineyards have remained owned by the same family. This allows a more traditional viticulture, free from any speculative spirit.
Planted in the years 1920-1930 for most, our vines of chardonnay and pinot noir allow low yields naturally.
We provide traditional manual culture work and care to the vine from november to July: Guyot pruning, ploughing, debudding for yield control, shot knitting and only when necessary spraying against the vine diseases.
The time and care we give to the vine is key to wine quality.
First steps include crushing and fermentation in French oak barrels (30% new) for white wines.
Our reds will get a few days of pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by about 10 days of alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank, skin crushing, ageing partly in oak barrels.
Then comes bâtonnage and natural malolactic fermentation at cellar temperature (13 to 14° C).
After 12 months of ageing, the wine is pumped back to one tank for 6 more months before bottling preparation.