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Producer : Domaine Jacques Carillon
Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
"A ripe but fresh nose combines notes of various white orchard fruit, acacia blossom, citrus shavings and a hint of wood. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the delicious middle weight flavors that retain a fine sense of energy while delivering solid depth and persistence. A solid Puligny villages."
88-91 points - Burghound.com, June 2017
|Bottles Per Case||6 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Producer||Domaine Jacques Carillon|
|Region||Burgundy (France), France (France)|
|Style||Smooth and silky whites|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat|
|Descriptors||Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$534.00|
The Carillon family has been making wine in the village of Puligny-Montrachet since 1520. The domaine is currently owned by Jacques Carillon. He joined the family vineyard in 1980 after studying at the winemaking school in Beaune. From 2010, the domaine has been divided in two by Jacques and Francois, Louis Carillon’s two sons. Jacques and his wife Sylvia started the domaine Jacques Carillon on their part.
The estate consists of 5.25 hectares of vineyards, mainly in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, as well as in Chassagne Montrachet, Saint Aubin and Mercurey. They produce puligny-montrachet, several puligny-montrachet premier crus, chassagne-montrachet and bâtard-montrachet, among others. The vineyard has always been managed with respect for the traditions of Burgundy and has gained fame as a producer of classic, often subdued but always compelling wines.
Viticulture is almost entirely organic. No herbicides are used and the soil is ploughed and turned by hand. Carillon prunes the vines very short to control production and limit yields. The vines are strictly defoliated.
Harvesting is done manually. The process of fermentation and élevage is done in barrels for at least a year. Before bottling, the wines are put into stainless steel tanks for six months to settle and clarify. The aim is to produce wines that properly express the terroir they come from.
It's important to remember that taste is subjective, and personal preferences play a significant role.
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