Jacques Carillon offers a selection of fine white wines that are full of character, vintage after vintage, and known worldwide for their outstanding quality.
The Carillon family domain has a surface of 11ha, through ‘Louis Carillon and Sons’, created in 1981. At present Jacques and François Carillon are the joint managers. The domaine ‘Francois-Carillon’ is the legacy of the Carillon family. Established in Puligny-Montrachet in the sixteenth century. The logo currently in use was found on an engraved stone in 1632 in a cave of the village.
The wines of Carillon are regarded in the elite of the great white wines of Burgundy. Celebrated by critics and found on the map of prestigious restaurants around the world, Domaine Carillon produces white wines that are racy, elegant, fruity while embodying perfectly the terroir of Chardonnay.
The French region of Burgundy’s clay-limestone soil nourishes its vineyards. The region’s geography, climate and geology are ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, which are the region’s primary grape varieties.
The Burgundy region is divided into small agricultural plots; local residents think of these as “microclimates,” which have their own unique characteristics in terms of weather, human influence and soil quality.
Each year, approximately 200 million bottles of wine are produced in the Burgundy region, representing 0.3% of worldwide wine production.
Burgundy is known worldwide for the quality of its wines, and the region produces some of the most sought-after wines in the world.
The classification of Burgundy wines can seem complex, but it involves four levels, referred to as appellations: Regional, Communal, Premier Cru and Grand Cru.
The Carillon family has been making wine in the village of Puligny-Montrachet since the 16th century, beginning with Jehan Carillon, who was a vintner in Puligny in 1520.
After completing his studies at the winemaking school in Beaune, France, Jacques Carillon joined his father in the family vineyard in 1980. His specializations include winemaking and marketing.
In 2010, Jacques and his wife Sylvia founded the Jacques Carillon vineyard with 5.25 hectares of vines, primarily in the village of Puligny-Montrachet.
Every wine that we sell is made exclusively from grapes grown in our own vineyard.