Ballot Millot Meursault Charmes 1er Cru

Ballot Millot

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Meursault 1er Cru
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chardonnay
Vineyard: 30 year old vines in Charmes 1er Cru "au-dessus "
Orientation: Southeast-facing at the foot of the hill
Soil: Clay-limestone
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée, in tandem with nature. Soils are worked manually.
Vinification: Traditional vinification
Aging: 12 months ageing in barrels (20% new) with little of no battonage, followed by 6 months in tank.
Production: 165 cases
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 90
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Bouilland. The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes has quite an opulent bouquet, very "Charmes" in style you could say, with ample white peach, apricot and nectarine scents on the nose. Quite lavish but not over the top. The palate is well balanced with orange zest and mandarin on the entry, not quite as complex as I anticipated after the aromatics though there is fine delineation on the finish. Tasted May 2016.