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.
A cool, airy and elegant nose of red pinot fruit, violet, lavender and earth is pretty but reticent today. The medium weight flavors are not quite as concentrated or powerful but they're markedly finer, all wrapped in a minerally, sweet and sneaky long finish. A classic Péz. Tasted: Apr 19; Drink: 2025+; Issue: 74; Rating 90-93 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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