This premier cru is the most delicate at the Domaine Amiot et Fils.
|Location :||Neighbouring Mazoyères Chambertin|
|Surface area :||0.1597 hectare|
|Age of vines :||Planted from 1958 to 1962|
|Allowed yield :||48 HL/Ha|
|Production :||900 bottles /year|
|Characteristics :||Colour : From ruby red to garnet|
Nose : small red and black berry fruits, cherry stone, liquorice
Palate : Balanced, full-bodied and of remarkable finesse.
|Keeping :||Maturity from 5 to 7 years|
Ageing potential: 10 to 15 years depending on vintage
The word « Charmes » designates former common land cultivated and then left to lie fallow. The Burgundian word « Charmes » should be taken in the sense of « Chaume » (field stubble). It is difficult to say if the name « Charmes » really evokes « Chaume » or the former presence of woods of hornbeam trees called Charmes. However, it may be noted that the name of this climat corresponds perfectly to the characteristics of the wine: elegant, feminine, charming.
The vines face east, south-east, at 260m elevation. They lie on limestone soils with Comblanchien-style hardrock surface outcrops on shallow soil. Les Charmes are located below the Clos de la Roche, beside the Mazoyères-Chambertin.
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; we use a third of new oak barrels for this appellation.
Good balance of roundness/acidity/tannins. It is a wine of rare elegance and great richness. With a floral nose, its delicate palate and tannins that are always very supple render this wine easily approachable and very pleasant. It is charming…
It very well accompanies white meats and roasts. To be tasted between 14°C and 16°C. In the best vintages, we advise waiting 5 to 7 years to fully appreciate it.