Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 2017 - This supple and racy medium-bodied Burgundian Chardonnay offers a complex, floral-inflected nose of citrus peel, spice, green apple and a hint of oak toast, delivering an elegant and glossy palate, expressive core with bright acids, fine tension and a lingering mineral finish. Charming through and through, the Carillon's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Village goes through malolactic fermentation, which softens the fruit and acidity and gives flavors of butter and hazelnut, after which, spends time aging in oak to impart some tannin and rich, toasty, nutty characters.
Food Pairing - Pasta, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish, mild and soft cheese, cured meat.
About - The grapes are harvested manually, usually at the beginning of September, depending on their ripeness.
After a soft pneumatic pressing, the grape musts are clarified before undergoing their alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in oak barrels (between 10 and 15% of new oak). They remain there for about twelve months, during which our wines are matured on on lees, with occasional stirring. The wines are then transferred in stainless steel vats during six months to guarantee freshness and tautness, prior to bottling, which takes place between January and April.