FRANCOIS CARILLON

 

BURGUNDY, FRANCE 2019

 

 

Many consider that White Burgundy reaches its pinnacle in Puligny-Montrachet, and if you’ve yet to experience the majesty of these wines—this offer is for you. Domaine François Carillon produced a remarkable lineup of 2019 wines from their highly coveted holdings in Puligny-Montrachet and we’re proud to present a selection of the wines to you today. We’re offering Mix & Match pricing on four 2019 François Carillon labels today, including two Puligny-Montrachet wines, a Chassagne-Montrachet, and a Bourgogne Chardonnay. While the labels span the price spectrum, the focus on quality and terroir is consistent across the portfolio. This is the perfect chance to stock your cellars with this pristine vintage from a winemaking legacy!

 

Regarded among the elite of Burgundy producers, the Carillon family domaine dates back as far as the 16th century. The winemaking tradition has been passed down from father to son since 1632, and the family still occupies the original Puligny-Montrachet site, located between the church and the old château that belonged to the original nobles of the village. Today, François Carillon crafts wines of tradition and finesse that represent the crème de la crème of what the Chardonnay grape can achieve with exceptional terroir and tending under an expert hand. François began tending the family vineyards in 1988 and worked alongside his father Louis and brother Jacques until 2010, when the estate was divided between the two brothers. Since the foundation of his own estate in 2010, François’ deep commitment to the vineyard has continued across his 20 acres. Farming is done in accordance with the lutte raisonée philosophy, meaning treatments are only used in extreme circumstances. Ploughing is done using horse or tractor, and weed-killers are strictly avoided. His team follows a precise pruning and de-budding regimen, so as to avoid the need for green harvesting. All the wines in the portfolio are aged in Allier oak, around 10-15% new for the villages-level wines and up to 25% new for premiers crus. 

 

A press release from the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) reported that “since the start of the 20th century, every vintage that has ended with a ‘9’ has been wonderful. The only downside to [2019] is below-average volumes.” The grapes for the Bourgogne Chardonnay come from three plots located in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, making for an absolutely tremendous value. The Chassagne-Montrachet is layered and rich on the palate, offering up notes of white stone fruit and minerality. The villages-level Puligny-Montrachet is sourced from four hectares of vines, spread across eight different localities: Derrière la Velle, Reuchaux, Corvée, Levrons, Aubues, Tremblots, Noyer Bret, and Rousselles. Fermentation and aging take place in Allier oak, and the oak influence merges seamlessly with the fruit character. Premier Cru ‘Les Champs-Gain’ is almost five acres within Puligny-Montrachet, with predominantly limestone soils. The 2019 is punctuated by notes of citrus, pear, and minerality with bright acidity and a lush mouthfeel. Each of the wines in today’s lineup is undeniably unique, but all four display the aromatic purity and balance for which the vintage’s wines are being praised, along with a silky richness on the palate. Secure your order soon to take advantage of limited-time pricing!

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, July 22, 2021.