2020 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet
2020 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet A grilled almond nose which is very Puligny. Sesame oil on the palate, along with some citrus, too. Mostly pineapple fruit with a silky texture and a touch of salt on the finish.
Domaine Francois Carillon
The Domaine Francois Carillon is the legacy of the family Carillon, existing in this land of Puligny-Montrachet from the sixteenth century. The logo currently in use was found on an engraved stone in 1632 in a cave of the village.
The wines are Carillon for years in the elite of the great white wines of Burgundy. Dubbed by the critics and this on the map of prestigious restaurants around the world, Domaine Carillon produces white wines racy, elegant, fruity while embodying perfectly the terroir whose Chardonnays come from.
With these 15 generations of farmers behind him, Francois Carillon working in the field since 1988 alongside his father and brother. Its activity is mainly related to the cultivation of vines. Passionate about business, he always wanted to bring the highest quality and come closer to organic crops.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.
Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is not easy. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety’s intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in oak barrels contributes notes of vanilla, smoke and hints of sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon. Extended lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavors. Because of this high level of winemaker involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the “winemaker’s wine”.
The variety itself (although often said to be relatively flavor-neutral) is responsible for most of the fruity flavors found in Chardonnay wines. These range from the tropical (banana, melon, pineapple and guava) to stonefruits (peach, nectarine and apricot), citrus and apples.