100% Pinot Noir. Vineyard area: 0.33 hectare. Exposure: East. Soil : Clay and limestone. Vine age: 45 years old.
The Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Clos Saint Jean displays a deep ruby red color, a lovely nose of violets and blueberries. On the palate, intense aromas of red and black fruits abund, medium-to-full-bodied, velvety, and well-rounded tannins. Its finish reveals blackberries, minerals, and traces of earthy flavors.
Named after a Catholic institute in Autun that owned the entire plot before the division of the land following the French Revolution (18th century), Clos Saint Jean is an iconic vineyard for Chassagne’s reds. Its exposure, moderate slope and deep soils favour the expression of Pinot Noir with notes of subtle, peppery red
fruits, which reveal themselves all the more when left to age for several years.
2018 is a great vintage: solar, powerful, generous ... as we would like to have more often in Burgundy!
The hot summer and dry weather have fostered a healthy and very mature harvest. Our old vines have been able to tap into deep soils to ensure their subsistence until the harvests started on September 13 under the sun.
The particularly high degrees (up to 15% in certain plots) required very precise monitoring of fermentations to successfully transform natural sugars into alcohol. The result is exceptional: rarely the fruit of Chardonnay and especially Pinot Noir is revealed with as much force. Thank you Mother Nature!
Domaine Guy Amiot et Fils story is dating back to 1920, anchored in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet over 5 generations. The founders, Flavie and Arsène, initiated a wine vocation which was transmitted to their son Pierre, married to Simone, then to their grandson Guy Amiot. Today, it's the turn of the 2 brothers, Thierry, the winemaker, and Fabrice, the promoter, to carry this tradition. Héloise, Thierry's daughter, also has two feet in the vineyards to write the sequel.
Since 2015, our 2 special cuvées, Bourgogne Chardonnay « Cuvée Flavie » and Bourgogne Pinot Noir « Cuvée Simone », pay an eternal tribute to the 2 women in the family who played a key role in the life of the Amiot Estate : Flavie (1887-1969) founded the domain (purchase of vines, houses, education of children). Simone (1922-2009) dedicated her life to working in vines, cellar and kitchen to welcome customers and friends of wine.
From Montrachet Grand cru, renowned as « the best white wine in the world », to the appellations Village de la Côte de Beaune and chalonnaise, Guy Amiot offers an exceptional wine map which gives you great surprises.