Domaine Pierre Amiot - Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru - Les Combottes - 2010
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Region : Burgundy
Appellation : Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru
Vintage : 2010
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 : Combottes” comes from small “combe” which is a narrow gorge. Around 1930, they should have been able to label it Grand Cru “Combottes-Chambertin”, however a judgment passed in 1931 did not allocate the name “Chambertin” to the name of this parcel.
An elegant wine with its airy and restrained nose of high-toned red cherry, raspberry and kirsch aromas that display hints of spice and wet stone.
There is a supple, even delicate mouth feel to the utterly delicious and admirably pure medium weight flavors that possess lacy tannins on the lingering finish.
A wine of finesse.