Guy Amiot Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Macherelles” 2021

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Chardonnay | Burgundy | France | White Wine | Domaine Guy Amiot et Fils | 2021 | 0,75 L | 13,5 %
About
The Guy Amiot Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Macherelles" 2021 Blanc is a dry white wine, meticulously crafted from Chardonnay grapes. This exceptional wine originates from the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy, France, an area revered for its exceptional white wines that showcase the depth and complexity of the Chardonnay grape. The "Les Macherelles" vineyard is known for its unique terroir, which imbues the wine with a distinctive mineral quality and depth, reflecting the rich winemaking heritage of the region.
Producer
As early as 1920, Arsen Amio and his wife Flavia, who worked in a factory in Paris, hired a babysitter for their four children from the Burgundian village of Chassagne-Montrachet, where they decided to buy a small property in central Burgundy. They bought a house with small plots of land in Les Vergers, Le Clos Saint Jean, Les Caillerets and Dents de Chien, the latter of which acquired the status of Le Montrachet Grand Cru in 1937. The family opened its own wine shop in Paris in 1930, selling wine from the Domaine Amiot. This new way of selling - from producer to final consumer - was a great success, which also made it possible to increase the size of the family winery. In 1993, the management of the family business was handed over to the Terrier brothers and Fabris Amio, who continue the business started by their grandfather, respecting old traditions and at the same time reaching new heights.
Tasting notes

Upon tasting, the Guy Amiot “Les Macherelles” reveals a spectrum of aromas, including ripe orchard fruits, citrus, and a hint of toasted oak, leading to a richly layered palate. It offers a perfect balance of acidity and minerality, with flavors of lemon curd, apple, and subtle spice notes, culminating in a long, elegant finish. This wine exemplifies the finesse and complexity that Chardonnay can achieve in Burgundy’s esteemed terroir.

Pairing

In terms of food pairing, this Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc is ideally suited to accompany dishes such as grilled lobster, creamy seafood risotto, or chicken in a rich, creamy sauce. Its structured acidity and depth of flavor make it a capable match for both the richness and the subtleties of these dishes, enhancing the overall culinary experience by complementing the flavors and adding an additional layer of complexity.

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Wine Searcher review

90/100
Domaine Guy Amiot et Fils
As early as 1920, Arsen Amio and his wife Flavia, who worked in a factory in Paris, hired a babysitter for their four children from the Burgundian village of Chassagne-Montrachet, where they decided to buy a small property in central Burgundy. They bought a house with small plots of land in Les Vergers, Le Clos Saint Jean, Les Caillerets and Dents de Chien, the latter of which acquired the status of Le Montrachet Grand Cru in 1937. The family opened its own wine shop in Paris in 1930, selling wine from the Domaine Amiot. This new way of selling - from producer to final consumer - was a great success, which also made it possible to increase the size of the family winery. In 1993, the management of the family business was handed over to the Terrier brothers and Fabris Amio, who continue the business started by their grandfather, respecting old traditions and at the same time reaching new heights.
Chassagne-Montrachet
The largest southern appellation of Côte de Beaune and home of the "white kings" of Burgundy - the most prestigious white wines in the world.  The white wines here are rich, dense, expressive and with a strong character. They are made from Chardonnay grapes, have a shimmery gold colour and are characterized by fragrant aromas of acacia, nuts and fresh butter that are replaced by honey and ripe pears over time.  Opening a bottle of Chassagne Montrachet is always an event that can and should be discussed, but the outcome is always the same - this wine is absolutely fantastic.  
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