Puligny Montrachet Domaine Louis Carillion & Fils 2008
Puligny Montrachet Domaine Louis Carillion & Fils, Côte du Beaune, Burgundy, 2008
100% Chardonnay fermented then stored in oak barrels for a year (15% new) and 6 months in steel.
The 2008 Puligny is a wine of finesse and grace. The nose is rich with stone fruit and honey, with the palate comes the minerality and roundness so often found in his wines.
The style of white Puligny-Montrachet is often very mineral, with a more restrained oak character compared to the white wines of some of the other Côte de Beaune villages, and tends to be described as "elegant" rather than fruit-driven, although some aspects of the style (such as the level of fruitiness) varies somewhat between producers and specific vineyards.