Domaine Pierre Amiot - Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru - 2011
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Region : Burgundy
Appellation : Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Vintage : 2011
Varietal : Pinot Noir
Estate : The Amiots have been making wine in the Cote de Nuits for 5 generations. They make stunning Morey-Saint-Denis Reds including Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Villages wines.
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.
Tasting Notes : Vivid coloration ranging from deep ruby to black-cherry.
The aromas suggest strawberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry as well as fruit pits, liquorice, and spices. Violet, moss and underbrush are also present.
On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to make a full and complex body, full of sap and voluptuousness textured.