Established in Morey-Saint-Denis, the Amiot Family has worked in vines and wines for over ten generations. Grandfather Pierre established the Domaine’s identity by creating the first label in 1976. His son, Jean-Louis, was the artisan of recognition for the Domaine from the 1980s. His wife, Chantal, came to support him in 2012. Today, their son Léon wishes to perpetuate the family tradition: the three roses that appear on the label recall the motto “Sans varier” of the Counts of Vergy, carrying on “without changing” to express the excellence of their terroirs.
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
The Domaine extends over 5 hectares from Gevrey-Chambertin as far as Chambolle-Musigny.
Vines face east, south-east, at 260m elevation. They lie on shallow clay-silt-sandy soils. Small angular stones are found there, nick-named « wolfheads ». Les Millandes are located on the north side of Morey, beneath the Clos de la Roche and right at the entrance to the village, between « la Riotte » and « les Faconnières ».
Location: Beneath the Clos de la Roche
Surface area : 0.4486 hectare
Age of vines: Planted from 1936 to 1970
Yield: 48 HL/HA
HVE3 Certified (high environmental value certificate)
Some vines from this old parcel have been scientifically selected to contribute to ensuring the genetic diversity of Pinots. From vine growing through to vinification, each process is balanced as a function of the vintage to create the best wines and preserve the typicity of terroir. Ageing is in oak barrels; we use one third of new oak for this appellation.
A discreet application of wood sets off cool, pure and complex aromas of freshly crushed red berries, spice and a hint of violet. There is both excellent volume and solid concentration to the medium-bodied flavors that possess a gorgeous mouthfeel while exhibiting very fine length on the powerful, serious and slightly longer finale. This is already quite good and while it should repay a decade or more of cellaring, it should be approachable after only 5-ish or so years. 90-93 Points, January 2023
It goes very well with red meats, meat dishes in sauce and mature cheeses.