Jacques Carillon, Chardonnay, Puligny Montrachet, Cote de Beaune 2019
Jacques Carillon now owns 2.6 hectares of vines in the village appellation spread across several parcels. The average age of the vines is 35 years (as of 2011). The elevage in barrel (small and demi-muid) is for one year and 15% new oak is used; the assemblage is done and the wines are racked into stainless steel for an additional six months before being bottled with a delicate fining and light filtration.
Jacques operates on a six-year barrel rotation for his villages-level wines, and the modest 15% new oak allows the pure limestone typical of Carillon to shine through. The palate is lean, fine, and quite long, showing youthful verve and a stern minerality that will repay a few years of cellaring.
Region: Côte de Beaune