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2017 Francois Carillon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Macherelles

ITEM 7957960 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
caso' $76 $76
geokh0 $75 $0
$75
Item Sold Amount Date
I7957960 1 $76 Sep 19, 2021
I7907515 1 $75 Aug 1, 2021
I7866439 1 $70 Jun 20, 2021
I7855132 1 $70 Jun 6, 2021
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PRODUCER

Francois Carillon

Domaine Francois Carillon in Puligny-Montrachet was started in 2010 when Francois and his brother Jacques split up their father’s estate, the noted and historic Domaine Louis Carillon. Francois ended up with 16 acres of prestigious vineyards, including Grand Crus and several Premier Crus. Although Carillon makes a small amount of red Burgundy he mostly produces Chardonnay.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Macherelles

Chassagne-Montrachet is the appellation that covers the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Remigny, and it is the southern-most of the Côte d’Or’s three great white wine appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. With 1,200 acres of vineyards, it is one of the largest appellations in the region, and more than half the vineyard acreage is Grand Cru or Premier Cru. The three famous Grand Crus are Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. There are also 16 main Premiers Crus, most of them considered very high quality, and village wines. One fact rarely noted is that historically the appellation produced more red than white wine. In the late 1990s the ratio of white to red wines changed, however, as more vineyards were converted from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay, a logical decision given the acclaim of the appellation’s whites. There are still intriguing red wines produced. Clive Coates wrote that the appellation’s white wines generally are “full and firm, more akin to Puligny than to the softer, rounder wines of Meursault.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.