Domaine Jacques Carillon
The Carillon family has been making wine in the village of Puligny-Montrachet since the 16th century, beginning with Jehan Carillon, who was a vintner in Puligny in 1520. After completing his studies at the winemaking school in Beaune, France, Jacques Carillon joined his father in the family vineyard in 1980. In 2010, Jacques and his brother split the Carillon domaine and he now farms his 5.25 hectares of vines with wife Sylvia. 2019 is the 10th, and one of the finest vintages that Jacques has produced. Yields were low following frost at the end of April and poor weather during the flowering in May. The harvest started on 10th September, ten days later than in 2018, and was completed in 5 days. His wines are barrel-fermented and aged for twelve months in small oak barrels followed by six months in stainless steel vats.
Nine parcels of vines contribute to the making of this stunning wine. Aged in 15% new oak, this is a beautifully crafted, taut and mineral wine, with underlying honey richness and grapefruit zest, steely acidity and an outstanding and alluring finish. Puligny at its very best.