The vineyard is situated in Gevrey-Chambertin above the CHAMBERTIN and spreads to the Mazoyères-Chambertin. The vines grow on brown soil with a lot of clay, lava and iron, at altitude 260m.
Viticulture, vinification, barrel aging
From the vineyard to the winery, each operation is adapted to the vintage to make the best wines possible and to fully express the parcels’ terroir. 50% of new oak barrels are used for the aging process. Domaine Pierre Amiot has had this appellation for 4 generations.
Color: ruby to garnet.
Nose: Aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and licorice, violets, vanilla and spices.
Charmes-Chambertin has great complexity and exceptional elegance. The wine pairs wonderfully with meat dishes, game in sauce and aged cheeses.
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!