Chassagne-Montrachet

1er Cru Les Caillerets

white

  • Vintage

    2018 is a "Grand" vintage: solar, powerful, generous... we wish we had more like this one in Burgundy!
    Hot summer temperatures and dry weather made a sane and ripe crop.
    Our old vines were able to dig in the soil depth to ensure their nurishing until the harvest that started on a sunny september 13.
    Particularly high yields and alcoholic degrees (up to 15%/alc in some plots) needed a precise follow-up of winemaking in turning all sugar in alcohol.

    It results in exceptionally fruity and strong chardonnays and, above all, pinot noirs... thank you Mother Nature !

  • Viticulture

    We provide traditional manual culture work and care to the vine from november to July: Guyot pruning, ploughing, debudding for yield control, shot knitting and only when necessary spraying against the vine diseases.
    The time and care we give to the vine is key to wine quality.

  • Winemaking

    First steps include crushing and fermentation in French oak barrels (30% new)
    Then comes bâtonnage and natural malolactic fermentation at cellar temperature (13 to 14° C).
    After 12 months of ageing, the wine is pumped back to one tank for 6 more months before bottling preparation.

  • Tasting

    Our Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets is an iconic wine. Neighbouring our own house, this plot was purchased when the Domaine was founded by Arsène Amiot. Partly replanted 30 years ago, it still incarnates our Chassagne white wines thanks to a great location ("terroir"): high in the Chassagne hill, on a dominantly limestony soil, facing the South-East, Les Caillerets bear a rich aromatic potential with powerful exotic fruit flavors and an elegant mineral line.

  • Ideal consumption

    5-8 years, depending on storage and transport

  • Ageing potential

    10 years - depending on storage and transport

Parcelle
  • Varietal
    Chardonnay
  • Color
    White
  • Surface
    0.66 ha
  • Exposure
    South - East
  • Soil
    clay and limestone
  • Vine age
    70 years old
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