Domaine Amiot-Servelle, Chambolle-Musigny

In the 1920s, Clément Tachot began to cultivate vines in Chambolle-Musigny. Cécile, his daughter, and Jean Servelle, his son-in-law, took over from him in the 1950s and created Domaine Servelle-Tachot. In 1980, Christian Amiot, whose father, Pierre Amiot, was a vine-grower in the neighbouring village of Morey-Saint-Denis, came to work on the estate with his wife, Elisabeth Servelle. In 1989, Christian and Elisabeth Amiot-Servelle took over the activity: Domaine Amiot-Servelle came into being and is now run by Christian and Elisabeth Amiot-Servelle with their daughter Prune. The Amiot-Servelle family cultivates 7 hectares in Chambolle-Musigny. It is the only domaine in the village that is certified organic; it has been so since 2008. Since the 2010 vintage, the estate has acquired about one hectare of vines from Christian Amiot’s family, in the neighbouring village of Mored-Saint-Denis: Morey-Saint-Denis Village and Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru and in Gevrey-Chambertin: Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru. The vineyards are hand harvested and the grapes hand sorted at the winery, which was modernised in 2006 with the fermentation vats changed from open wooden vats to self-regulating stainless steel vats. Vinification is carried out in a traditional and natural way, without any addition of yeast or enzymes. The juice is tasted regularly by the family. The wine is aged for 16 to 18 months, according to the vintage, in oak casks from the best French forests including 15 to 50% of new casks, depending on the appellation. From farming the soil to bottling, family know-how is relied on just as much as technology.

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