Domaine Pierre Amiot – Morey Saint Denis

The Domaine Pierre Amiot, with cellars located in the center of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, has been producing wine for five generations.  The estate is comprised of 8 hectares of vineyard in Morey-Saint Denis and Gevrey Chambertin including 40 separate parcels on limestone and clay-limestone soils.

The current owners, Jean-Louis and Didier Amiot, farm sustainably, making every effort to produce clean, healthy fruit that retains the particular characteristics of the various terroirs.  The grapes are hand harvested and 70-100% destemmed.  Cold maceration lasts 5-7 days with fermentation on natural yeast for 10 days.  Elevage in barrel lasts 15-18 months with the 1er cru in 30% new barrels and the Grands Crus 50%.

The wines of the estate are made in a distinctly pure, elegant style combining lovely aromatics, complex fruit, supple tannins and silky texture.

 

Wines Produced

Morey-Saint-Denis
Gevrey Chambertin
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Aux Charmes
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Millandes
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Ruchots
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Blanchards
Gevrey Chambertin 1er  cru Combottes
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Distributors

Maine:  National Distributors
Massachusetts:  Classic Wine Imports
Rhode Island:  Wine Brothers
New York:  Maximum Wine
New Jersey:  Maximum Wine
Illinois:  Louis Glunz Wines

 

Aux Charmes2012 Pierre Amiot, Morey Saint Denis 1er cru “Aux Charmes”

50 cm of soil over rock shelves near Charmes Chambertin  50 year old vines

Destemmed   not filtered     only 1 or 2 rackings

Very gentle fermentation     aging in Allier and Troncais barrels    no emphasis on new oak    natural yeast

Focus on wines of elegance, purity of fruit, silky smooth tannins     very expressive and feminine

 

 

 

 

Les Millandes2012 Pierre Amiot, Morey Saint Denis 1er cru “Millandes”

Near Clos St Denis  30-60 year old vines

Destemmed, low-temperature fermentation,  Allier and Troncais oak

Bright, deep red color

Very aromatic, fine round tannins

Lots of pure berry and cherry fruit, but chunkier, more concentrated than the Charmes

 

 

 

Les Ruchots2012 Pierre Amiot et Fils, Morey Saint Denis “Les Ruchots” 1er cru

Near Clos de Tart   55 year old vines

Destemmed, low-temperature maceration,  natural yeast  Allier and Troncais oak  60 year old vines

Floral aromas with lovely black fruit  layers of dense ripe fruit with supple, ripe tannins   long, complex finish

 

 

 

 

Combottes2012 Pierre Amiot et Fils, Gevrey Chambertin “Combottes” 1er cru

15-70 year old vines   in the area of the Grands Crus of Gevrey

Destemmed, low-temperature maceration, natural yeast   Allier and Troncais oak

Floral tones and red fruit in nose

Deep black fruit on palette  layers of lush ripe tannins

Long sweet finish

 

 

 

Clos de la Roche2012 Pierre Amiot et Fils,  ‘Clos de la Roche                                    Grand Cru

5 parcels   1.2 hectare    20-55 year old vines

Destemmed, low-temperature maceration, Allier and Troncais oak   aromas of white flowers, spice and toast

Layers of complex fruit and rich, round tannins

Long finish  will improve with several years in bottle