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.
First steps include crushing and fermentation in French oak barrels (1/3) and stainless steel tank (2/3).
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 bottling preparation.
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.
5 years, depending on storage and transport
5-10 years - depending on storage and transport
Summer 2013 was wet and the threat of usual diseases was constant all over the vineyards. Oidium and rot caused some loss in quantity but we managed to save our crop until september when sunshine came back.
We decided to take the most of this indian summer conditions and wait for the end of september to start the harvest.
This choice was rewarding with ripe, fresh and fruity berries !