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Corney & Barrow take on Carillon

Corney & Barrow has augmented its Burgundy offering in the UK with the addition of Domaine François Carillon.

The estate joins other high profile Côte-d’Or names represented by the wine merchant in Britain such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Leflaive.

Domaine François Carillon was created in 2010 after the retirement of François’s father, Louis, and the amicable division of his estate between brothers François and Jacques.

The newly-formed Domaine Jacques Carillon is represented by Berry Bros & Rudd’s wholesale division, FMV, in the UK.

Vineyards held by François amount to just 6.5 hectares and cover Chassagne-Montrachet premier crus (Les Macherelles and Les Clos Saint-Jean), Puligny premiers crus (Les Champs Gains, Les Folatières, Les Referts, Les Combettes), village Puligny Montrachet and generic Bourgogne Chardonnay and Aligoté.

Speaking to the drinks business at the end of last year, Corney & Barrow MD Adam Brett-Smith said that Anne-Claude Leflaive had championed the wine merchant when it came to representing the estate in the UK.

He also said that the market for leading labels from the Côte-d’Or was extremely strong. “The good and great Burgundies have surged in the last five years,” he said of sales.

Click here for a profile on Corney & Barrow including Adam’s views on where the value lies in Bordeaux and how he hopes to refresh the merchant’s 14-strong chain of wine bars.


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