In a nutshell: Traditionally rich and ripe Chassagne Montrachet.
The lowdown: Jacques Carillon is latest in a long line from his family to make wine in this part of Burgundy's Côte de Beaune and whilst his domaine is quite small his wines are widely admired. This village appellation white has a comforting richness with a generous and mellow quality to the grapefruit and lemon citrus flavours. The finish is nicely extended and well balanced with a subtle creaminess of texture.
When to drink: Fish, or poultry in creamy sauces make some of the best food pairings for this.
The Carillon family has been making wine in the Côte de Beaune village of Puligny-Montrachet since the 16th century.
The current domaine is in the hands of Jacques Carillon. And while his vineyard holdings are quite small at just over 5 hectares they are some of the best sites to be found in Puligny and Chassagne. All his wine are barrel fermented and aged in a mix of new and re-fill oak prior to further maturation in stainless steel. Overall the style is classic white Burgundy; wines built to age with a winning combination of ripe fruit and vibrant acidity.