Vincent Durrieu is the fifth generation of this family to work the domain, continuing with very traditional Burgundian methods. And it’s a noble tradition.
The Domaine Potinet-Ampeau is one of very few to make wine meant to be laid downand to hold vintages in their own cellars to allow them to age correctly before release.
We had a great visit with Vincent earlier this year, and have procured a great selection of aged white and red Burgundies, coming directly from the cellars of the estate.
The family had strong ties to the American market as early as the 1920s, when Vincent’s grandmother’s family, winemakers in Meursault, were among the first to export to the US. And it was Vincent’s grandparents who, in 1951, started keeping ‘vins de garde’, so the domain always has an impressive array of older vintages on offer.
The Domaine Potinet-Ampeau is situated in the village of Monthelie in the southern part of the Cote de Beaune, near to Meursault, Volnay and Auxey-Duresses.The domain works 21.5 acres and produces as much red as white in appellations in the villages of Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Auxey-Duresses, Volnay, Pommard and Monthelie.
Here is a great opportunity to try perfectly stored white and red Burgundies with some age.
These wines arrive at the end of the month and will be ready to ship beginning of April...