Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018 - Domaine Francois Carillon

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Francois Carillon's Bourgogne Chardonnay was born in Puligny-Montrachet (Côte d´Or), one of the most prestigious terroirs in Burgundy. Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune between Meursault to the north, Chassagne-Montrachet to the south and Saint-Aubin to the west, the appellation amounts to almost 225 hectares and has 17 climats classified as "premier cru" and four Grand crus. These climats, mostly grown on Chardonnay, provide some of the greatest white wines in the world.

Wine Description

Puligny-Montrachet white wines have a long aging potential and are characterized by a beautiful structure, a rich and harmonious bouquet as well as a remarkable concentration.

Produced from Chardonnay grapes grown organically, in the 0.20 Ha of vineyards. In the cellar the wines of the Domaine Francois Carillon are vinified in the traditional way, by carrying out alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in Burgundian pieces, the wooden elevation lasts one year. Before being released, the wines rest for a few months in glass.


The 2018 harvest surprised us both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold and nature struggles to wake up. The weather heats up sharply in the first days of April. Development is so rapid that cooling is expected which can slow down the vines a bit. May and June bring abundant rainfall. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. It is already very hot in late June and temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds. The harvest begins at the end of August. The quantity collected surprises us given the torrid summer experienced. Grapes show a good balance of sugar and acidity and health couldn't be better.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose reveals an intense bouquet of white flowers, with fruity notes. On the palate it is rich and juicy, with aromas of white fruit, peach and pear, mineral notes and lively freshness.

Aging Capacity

Ready to drink wine but with room for improvement within a few years.

Small Tips

Taste it at a temperature of 12 ° C, paired with a dinner with a fish menu. Try it with fresh cheeses.

Data sheet

Domaine Francois Carillon
Bourgogne Blanc AOC
100% Chardonnay
Production area
75 cl
In Vineyard
Biodynamic Regime - Natural Philosophy
In oak barrels, where alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place. The duration and course of these can vary greatly depending on the vintage
The wines are aged in cask and on their lees for at least 12 months. Then another 6 months. The percentage of new oak used varies according to the denominations
Match with
Serving Temperature
Temperatura 12°C.
Ideal consumption
Da 2021 a 2028
Our judgment
92/100 Very Big Wine

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