1er Cru Les Caillerets


  • 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

  • Vintage

    Spring was exceptionally warm and dry and started the vine growing cycle earlier than usual (as in 2011).
    On June 28, a major climatic change happened with a hail storm (more violent from Meursault to Beaune). After this hail storm, summer remained rather cold and humid. Sun was back only 3 weeks before harvest, that started on september 13 in Chassagne.

    To conclude, the right balance between freshness and ripeness is reached thanks to this number of weather épisodes that implied spring high températures, summer rains and return of sunshine in indian summer time.

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