Domaine Ballot-Millot is now on my list of White Burgundies to buy every year.
– John Tilson, The Underground Wineletter.
“Tradition and Modernity”, two key words of wine, living in perfect harmony for optimal quality of each vintage. Indeed, practices have remained unchanged for generations, with respect for the terroir, soils that yield the richness of these appellations.
These practices are now complemented by modern techniques and equipment that ensure consistency and quality across vintages.
The estate, managed by Philippe Ballot, who followed his father Raymond, and is working with his son Charles, boasts 12 hectares (30 acres) in all.
A superb production in its own right, yielding one of the finest and most delectable illustrations that Côte de Beaune could ever offer: the supple, fruity character of great white wines such as Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, and the richness and delicacy of the legendary Pommard, Beaune and Volnay.
Today, along with the wine regions of Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet and, of course, Meursault, the family “heritage” has earned prestige, both in the richness of its appellation selections and in the diversity of the prime vintage “Premier Crus” it represents.