This week we summited with a preview sampling of Chassagne-Montrachets from Guy Amiot. Since 1920, the Amiot family has produced "pure" wines that express the true terroir of the hallowed vineyards around their home village. Planted mostly in the '20's, the vines provide naturally lower yields which allow expertly delineated expression. Because one family has lovingly tended these vines from pruning in the spring through the autumn harvest - each plot's "identity" is captured and put on full display.
Vintage 2014 is an exceptional one for white Burgundy. Here's a profound interplayof freshness and ripeness. These wines are exquisite across the board; thrillingly fine, nuanced gems that will supply incredible enjoyment over the next 5-10 years.
Chassagne-Montrachet "Vielles Vignes" - superb richness and transparency, an excellent example of the village and the vintage - $80
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Marecherelles" - decadent texture, layered and long, a harmonious balance of fruit and acidity. - $96
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Champsgains" - quite vibrant, perfect ripeness, lush, persistent. Incredible length. - $96
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos St. Jean" - stony, chalky, with superb concentration - pure elegance. - $105
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Vergers" - the complete package; tightly wound, focused, exacting fruit, aging required. - $105
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" - copious levels of fruit balanced with fine minerality, the interplay is stunning. - $105
ARRIVAL: Late September.
Listed prices are per bottle.
10% discount on six bottle, 20% on twelve bottles.
All orders subject to confirmation.
Offer closes September 4th at the close of business.