The origins of Domaine Amiot-Servelle go back to 1920, when Clément Tachot began to work on some vines in Chambolle-Musigny. Later, in 1950, his daughter and his son-in-law Jean Servelle created the Servelle-Tachot domaine, which, in 1989, became the Amiot-Servelle domaine. The 7 hectares of vines are organically grown, and the domaine is currently run by Christian and Elisabeth Amiot-Servelle.
About the cuvée
This cuvée comes from a vineyard with poor limestone soil. Vinified traditionally (18 months in French oak), it is particularly complex and persistent. Its structure and aromatic power are highlighted by assertive tannins which soften over time. Age this wine for some years before pairing it with characterful foods.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.