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Ballot Millot 2022

Ballot Millot 2022

There’s not too much more to be said about this stunning Domaine and it’s rise to stardom that has not been said before – made in the ‘Roulot-School’ style of winemaking – though without the corresponding price tag… for the moment!

As a range the wines are energetic, textural and touched by a clear sense of terroir. The winemaking is very traditional. Harvesting is done by hand, pressing is done by whole bunches without crushing, and only indigenous yeasts are used in the cellar. Leaning towards the so called ‘Roulot-style’, Charles’ Meursaults are racy, tense and linear, rather than the fat, buttery style Meursault that the commune was more known for 20 years ago.

“This long time Meursault domaine has been steadily moving up the rankings and now competes with the top names. Good reds and frequently superb whites.” – Jasper Morris MW

 Preference will be given to buyers who place balanced orders, not just for 1er Crus.

Domaine Ballot-Millot et Fils

Charles Ballot was feeling worn out when I tasted, having just managed the tiring 2023 harvest in a renovated cellar that was only completed just in time. He wanted to replace concrete tanks to give more flexibility in size, and to make space for the Chassagne-Montrachet which he has now decided to keep rather than sell on. Charles is positive about 2022, especially considering the early harvest dates, 24th-30th August. The degrees are fine, starting at 12.8 up to 14.1 in Narvaux and Perrières which are always higher with him. Meursault yields are in the high 40s hl/ha. Charles finds the 2022s to have the power of 2019 but are much fresher, maybe a blend of 2019 and 2020.

Jasper Morris MW

A note about Inside Burgundy

Renowned Burgundy expert Jasper Morris has launched his all things Burgundy website: InsideBurgundy.com.

We like his rating system which includes the 100 points scale for the absolute rating of the wine but also a five star rating that denotes the relative quality in its category. We find this very useful.

For example, a five star rating will be for an outstanding wine in its category. This accolade will be given very rarely, certainly to less than 10% of wines tasted across the year. A generic Bourgogne might deserve this reward if it merits 89 or 90 points whereas a Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles would need 96 for the same result.

Offered subject to remaining unsold and final written confirmation.

Wines available for delivery autumn 2024.

Delivery will be charged at cost.

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Ballot Millot, Meursault Premier Cru, Genevrieres

2022 Ballot Millot, Meursault Premier Cru, Genevrieres 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £780.00

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Ballot Millot, Meursault Premier Cru, Charmes

2022 Ballot Millot, Meursault Premier Cru, Charmes 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £690.00

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Ballot Millot, Meursault, Blanc

2022 Ballot Millot, Meursault, Blanc 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £300.00

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Ballot Millot, Chassagne-Montrachet

2022 Ballot Millot, Chassagne-Montrachet 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £300.00

4 cases available

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88-90

Jasper Morris

Charles Ballot used to sell these grapes from La Goujonne but now keeps 8 or 9 barrels. An attractive mid lemon yellow. A certain sucrosity to the yellow plum fruit, medium acidity, some salinity at the back. Drink from 2026-2029. Tasted: October 2023. [02/10/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2029

Ballot Millot, Meursault, Les Narvaux

2022 Ballot Millot, Meursault, Les Narvaux 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £396.00

1 case available

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90-92

Jasper Morris

Clear pale lemon and lime. This has a more chiselled mineral nose despite the slightly higher alcohol here. Charles used to pick his Narvaux late but it is now near the front of the queue. A ripe generous fruit on the palate, not heavy but certainly sunny, all white fruit and the limestone minerals continue to shine through. [02/10/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2027-2033

Ballot Millot, Bourgogne, Chardonnay

2022 Ballot Millot, Bourgogne, Chardonnay 6x75cl

Region BurgundyProducer Ballot Millot
Type WhitePack Size 6x75cl
Vintage 2022Price £129.00

1 case available

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86-88

Jasper Morris

A green tint to the lemon yellow colour. The nose shows sunshine but with a fresh greengage fruit in the midst, suggests plenty of body. On the palate, the energy is certainly there, while the fruit is on the softer side but with considerable concentration. To bottle in November, the rest in late January. [02/10/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2030

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