Clos de la Roche

Finesse, power, complexity and length: the emblematic Grand Cru of the Domaine.


Location :The parcels are spread over 3 specific lieu-dit areas
Surface area :0.5612 hectare
Age of vines :Planted from 1965 to 1982
Allowed yield :42 HL/Ha


Production :2500 bottles /year
Characteristics :Colour : intense ruby red with glints of garnet
Nose : small black berry fruits, spices
Palate : Elegant and powerful.
Keeping :Maturity from 10 years
Ageing potential: 15 to 30 years, depending on vintage


Its name comes from the topography of the clos « qui est sur la roche ». The other hypothesis is that there perhaps existed a rock at this place that was linked to a druidic or Celtic cult. This appellation has existed at the Domaine Amiot over at least four generations.


The vines face east, south-east, at an elevation between 270 and 300 m. They lie on brown limestone soils with rocks and gravel. Le Clos de la Roche is situated in Morey-Saint-Denis, south of the Combottes, side-by-side with the Clos-Saint-Denis. At Domaine Amiot, le Clos de la Roche is shared over three parcels: at the top of the slope at the lieu-dit « Monts luisants », a parcel mid-slope in the « Fremières » and at the bottom of the slope and lieu-dit « les Chabiots ».

Growing, vinification, ageing

From vine growing through to vinification, each process is balanced as a function of the vintage to create the best wines and preserve the typicity of terroir. Ageing is in oak barrels with 50% new oak.


On the nose, floral aromas of rose and violet mingle with those of cranberry and cherry, together with notes of pepper and truffles.

The ample and well-balanced palate is of great complexity, with exceptional length. This wine possesses the power and aromatic richness ideal for enhancing red meats, game dishes in sauce but also all mature cheeses.

To be tasted between 16 and 18 °C.

Wait a minimum of 10 years for the best vintages to be able to really appreciate it.