Origin of the name “Aux Charmes”
The word The name of this ‘climat’ corresponds perfectly to the characteristics of the wine: elegant, feminine, a charmer.
The vine is exposed to the eastern east, southeast, at 260m of altitude, resting on limestone soil. “Aux Charmes” is located under the Clos de la Roche, next to the Mazoyères-Chambertin.
From cultivation to vinification, each operation is Function of the vintage to develop the best wines keep the typicity of the terroir.
33% new oak barrels
Color: ruby with garnet.
Nose: aromas of red fruits and spices.
Smooth / acid / tannin balance.
It is a wine of great finesse, with an elegant complexity. This wine accompanies very well with white meats.
About Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils
The Amiots have been making wine in the Cote de Nuits for 5 generations. They practice low yields in the vineyard (25-35 hectoliters per hectare), lute raisonnée (eliminating, when possible, the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides), de-stemming and a 20 day maceration of the berries. The wine is kept on its lees until the one racking just before bottling. The wines are not fined or filtered. All of this extreme care of the land and berries along with little to no disturbance of the wine in barrel leads to extremely smooth wines. The wines and family are very well regarded in Burgundy, but since they do no publicity and are uniquely focused on tending their excellent holdings and winemaking, many have not heard of them or tried their wines before. This is what makes it so exciting as an importer to introduce our customers to these very special wines!