2018 Guy Amiot et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet '1er Cru Les Caillerets' Cote de Beaune
Winemaker Notes: Our Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets is an iconic wine. Neighbouring our own house, this plot was purchased when the Domaine was founded by Arsène Amiot. Partly replanted 30 years ago, it still incarnates our Chassagne white wines thanks to a great location ("terroir"): high in the Chassagne hill, on a dominantly limestony soil, facing the South-East, Les Caillerets bear a rich aromatic potential with powerful exotic fruit flavors and an elegant mineral line.
The Domaine Amiot was founded in Chassagne-Montrachet in 1920 by Arsene Amiot when he acquired select parcels of vines or “climats” in Chassagne including Vergers, Caillerets, Clos St. Jean and in what is today Le Montrachet. Under Aresene, Domaine Amiot became one of the first domaines in Burgundy to bottle their own production. In the 1930’s the domaine passed to Aresene’s son, Pierre, who continued to add top sites such as Champsgains, Macherelles, Maltroie and their tiny parcel in Puligny, Les Demoiselles. Pierre’s son, Guy, took the reins in 1985 and solidified the reputation of the domaine for producing wines of exceptional quality from an impressive array of top vineyard sites. Guy’s son Thierry took over the winemaking in 2003 and continues the tradition of expressing the unique character of each vineyard site while constantly seeking to improve the quality of the wines.