This top division, 12 hectare property, based in the heart of Meursault, is run by the young and talented Charles Ballot. The Ballot & Millot families began acquiring vineyards in Meursault in the mid 17th century. When Charles’s parents married, they brought together some exceptional holdings.
An extremely stringent form of viticulture is practiced in the vineyards, with no herbicides and minimal use of other treatments. In fact everything is now organic but he will not become certified as such.
His exceptional Aligoté is from low yielding, 50 year old vines and is barrel fermented and nothing like the lean wines often associated with this overlooked variety.
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