Jean Chartron is a buoyant, motivated, friendly winemaker. The fifth generation of his family to run the domaine, which was founded in 1859, he has set new standards in the last ten years with his quality ambitions. Slowly but surely he is working his way up to become a top name in white Burgundy. Jean Chartron[JS1] 's wines have been tasted for Robert Parker since the 2012 vintage, instantly achieving fabulous scores. We are in a fortunate position: as these wines have featured in the Coop subscription range for many years, we can continue to offer the best sites. Jean Chartron is in the fortunate position of owning almost 13 hectares of vines on the very best sites in and around Puligny-Montrachet.
To retain the wine's full fruit finesse, Chartron only puts a quarter of the juice in new oak: the remainder spends time in second- to fifth-use barrels. He ferments all his white wines in the pièce so that the wood-barrel aromas blend with the fruit components. All his wines have a racy acidity and are very aromatic, highly structured and with good length. For several years now, like many large domaines in Burgundy, Jean Chartron has been focusing on biodynamic cultivation: he is convinced that this brings even more finesse and precision to his wines. We can only agree: every year they bring us new delights. The quality is constant at a very high level, and the character of the vintage is always wonderfully expressed.