Domaine Jacques Carillon

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There has been a Carillon making wine in the village of Puligny-Montrachet since 1520 and today Jacques Carillon continues the tradition with his wife Sylvia.

After studying oenology at Beaune he joined his father in the family vineyard in 1980, and in 2010 founded his own domaine with 5.25 hectares of vines, mostly in Puligny.

They farm their vines with the utmost respect for them and the soil in which they grow, eschewing the use of herbicide and pesticides and working everything by hand. They prune meticulously and green harvest when they feel it is necessary.

In the cellars they are traditional, following the practises Jacques learned with his father, gentle pressing, 12 to 18 hours settling, fermentation and malolactic in barrel. Maturation is on the lees for a year in oak, 15-20% new, before racking into vats for a further 6 months. Fining and light filtration follow before bottling.