2010 Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru, Les Macerelles, Francois Carillon

2010 Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru, Les Macerelles, Francois Carillon

White, Ready, but will keep   White | Ready, but will keep | Domaine Francois Carillon | Code: 25565 | 2010 | Chardonnay | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

BURGHOUND

90/100

BURGHOUND - Here there is noticeable reduction even with extended aeration and if you're bothered by reduction that is not subtle, then this wine is definitely not for you. There is good volume and a tender mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors that possess good verve and enough baby fat to render this approachable young though I suspect that as the fat recedes this will tighten up considerably. The finish is tangy, clean and dry and overall this will likely require a solid 6 to 8 years to arrive at its full potential.
Allen Meadows - burghound.com - Jan 2013

The Story

Domaine Francois Carillon

Producer

Domaine Francois Carillon

Grape

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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