Unique. Pinot Noir is grown around the world — from Germany to California and Oregon to New Zealand. But nowhere does it reach the same level of complexity and elegance as in Burgundy. Pinots from Burgundy inhabit a traditional style that’s increasingly distant from much of the New World’s oak-heavy, fruit-driven trends.
The wines of Pierre Amiot are a perfect example. Grown mostly in Morey-St-Denis, they combine earth and underbrush with balanced fruit and seductive, silky mouth feel. Amiot’s wines exemplify Burgundian elegance; or as Robert Parker puts it, “if it is finesse and pure charm you want, then Amiot’s wines are sure to please.”
Dense cool tannin. Today we’re suggesting Amiot’s Morey-St-Denis 1er cru “Aux Charmes” from 2010. Now nearly six years from the harvest, this wine shows the characteristics of Morey-St-Denis we like best: a warm, agreeable earthiness, with smoke and toasted red fruit in the nose. In the mouth you’ll find cool dense tannins characteristic of this small but very fine vintage.
Amiot’s 2010 “Aux Charmes” has many happy years ahead, but it’s awfully hard to keep your hands off it today. We’d pair with the usual red Burgundy suspects: game, cornish hens, mild meats. But make sure you take a few minutes to marvel at the wine alone — it will more than reward your attention.
AMIOT Morey-St-Denis 1er “Charmes” 2010
Ansonia Retail: $75
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