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2020 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny Montrachet

2020 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny Montrachet

95 DS

Featured Review
Chartron is Domaine Leflaive in the making. This has that purity that is usually associated with Domaine Leflaive, combined with that famous flinty, lemon infused scent that is unmistakable. You can drink this side by side with Leflaive and see for yourself, but it will cost 4x. This is the real deal. Dave Sokolin

Dave Sokolin | 95 DS

Critic Reviews

Chartron is Domaine Leflaive in the making. This has that purity that is usually associated with Domaine Leflaive, combined with that famous flinty, lemon infused scent that is unmistakable. You can drink this side by side with Leflaive and see for yourself, but it will cost 4x. This is the real deal.

Dave Sokolin

| 95 DS
(Puligny-Montrachet- Domaine Jean Chartron) The 2020 Puligny villages bottling was the one wine that I thought was still a bit unsettled from its early November fining and not showing to full advantage. It offers up scents of apple, white peach, chalky soil tones, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, reserved and shows good depth at the core, with bright acids and good length, but it was a bit out of sorts and not showing the focus that I am sure will arrive once it settles back into its own with a bit more time in tank. I am sure it will be quite good. (Drink between 2022-2045)

John Gilman | 90-91 JG
The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet Village comes from Les Levrons and Derrière la Velle plus wines exchanged with other growers. It has a crisp, quite reserved, stony bouquet - one that you might assumed comes from a much cooler growing season. The palate is well balanced with a slightly viscous opening, fine acidity, a little honeyed towards the Chassagne-like finish. Enjoy this over the next 6 to 8 years. Closure: Diam 5

Vinous Media | 88-90 VM

Wine Details for 2020 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny Montrachet

Type of Wine Burgundy White : No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
Varietal Chadonnay
Country France : Wine is the lifeblood that courses through the country of France, pulsing with vigorous pride and determination. Viticulture is not just a hobby or an occupation in France; it is a passion, a cherished tradition that has been passed down through generations of wine stained hands. Winemaking is a beloved art that has been ingrained in the culture, an aptitude instilled in sons by fathers and the hallmark for which France’s reputation was built, allowing it to be renowned as, arguably, the most important wine producing country in the world.

For centuries, France has been producing wines of superior quality and in much greater quantity than any other country in the world. It boasts some of the most impressive wine regions, coveted vineyards and prestigious wines on earth. The regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Sauternes and Champagne have become the benchmark, for which others aspire to become. Legendary producers such as Chateaux Margaux, Domaine De La Romanee Conti, Chapoutier, d’Yquem and Dom Perignon are idolized world-wide.

France has stamped its name on nearly every style of wine, from the nectar-like sweet Sauternes to hedonistic Chateauneuf Du Papes classic Bordeaux and Burgundy, to its sparkling dominance in Champagne. Many of the most infamous grape varietals in the world, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay originated in France and are not only beloved, but utilized in the creation of some of the greatest wines on earth. French wine production commands the attention of the wine market year after year. With over 860,000 hectares under vine, and numbers close to 50 million hectoliters of wine produced annually, France dominates the market and sets the standard for not only product quality, but also quantity.

France’s many contributions to the world of wine have been absolutely indispensable. The country is the originator of the term “Premier Cru,” coined the term Terroir (a French term so complex there is no literal translation) and has laid the blueprint for a structured appellation system, which others have implemented in their own countries. French vineyard techniques and winemaking practices are mimicked world-wide. California vintners have been replicating Rhone style wines for decades, South America has adopted the French varietal of Malbec and countries around the world are imitating Burgundian styled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

With vast diversity in terroir, France is home to some of the most hospitable winegrowing locations on earth. The combination of topography, geology, climate, rainfall and even the amount of sunlight combined with the long historical tradition of winegrowing and making, has allowed the vintners of France to not only hone their skills, but learn from nature to create a product that like the world in which it resides… is very much alive.

Region Burgundy : Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines.

Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Subregion Cotes de Beaune
Appellation Puligny Montrachet


Producer Domaine Jean Chartron : The appellation of Puligny-Montrachet in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy has long held a stellar reputation for its production of high-quality Grand Cru and Premier Cru white wines. It is considered by many Burgundy fans as the finest possible expression of Chardonnay. In this land of unequaled terroir and rich history, resides Domaine Jean Chartron, a Burgundy house that has long cultivated the prime real-estate. The family has been closely linked to that of Burgundy and more specifically to that of Puligny-Montrachet.

Founded in 1859 by the journeyman cooper (one who builds wooden casks or barrels) Jean-Edouard Dupard, Domaine Jean Chartron has witnessed five generations succeed one another, all of whom have been very involved in the development and prosperity of the Domaine as well as the commune of Puligny-Montrachet and the Burgundy vineyards. In fact, prior to 1873, the appellation was simply named Puligny, but while he was the mayor, Jean-Edouard Dupard, had the municipal council pass a resolution authorizing the commune to add the name of its most prestigious wine, Montrachet to that of Puligny. Dupard’s daughter, Eugenie Dupard, married Jean-Edmund Chartron. It was she who brought the vines as a dowry for her marriage. This is how the Dupard and Chartron alliance was formed, and is now engraved in the stones of the doors of the vineyards.

Today, fifth generation Jean-Michel and Anne-Laure oversee their 14.5 hectare estate and continue their family’s tradition of fine winemaking in Puligny Montrachet and neighboring communes. Jean-Michel vinifies the wines of the domaine, which express their terroir admirably through a diverse range of aromas and flavors. As for his sister Anne-Laure, with the help of her team, looks after the family ‘gardens’ with the greatest respect for the environment and the land. Together, they have the privilege of exploiting some of the most prestigious parcels in burgundy, including Village, Appellation, Premier Crus and Grand Crus located among the best of the Cote de Beaune and the Cote Chalonnaise.

Domaine Jean Chartron has an impressive portfolio including Grand Cru parcels in Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevalier, Batard-Montrachet, Corton Charlemagne and their monopole, Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Pucelle. Amidst these great white terroirs, the domaine also produces a few red wines including the exceptional Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Clos Du Cailleret. This unique bottling is Pinot Noir that is harvested from the property’s clay and limestone soils.

Whether in the vineyard or in the cellar, everything at Domaine Jean Chartron is completed with the utmost respect for tradition and the environment. The domaine ensures the respect of the vines thanks to a meticulous work and the soil management program that occurs during the pruning process as well as precise green work until the harvest. The vines have an average age of 40 years, with some choice parcels dating back to before World War II. An extremely careful plantation management policy guarantees, in addition to quality of the wines, a regularity of the volumes produced.

The Chartrons have dedicated their lives to uphold the legacy of the family estate and are committed to not only producing some of the greatest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, but also in compliance with tradition and respect for nature. “Our complicity stems from the fraternal bond that unites us, which allows us to reveal the singularity of our great wines.” – Jean-Michel and Anne-Laure

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