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Beaune 1er Cru les Epenottes 1996, Domaine Ballot-Millot & Fils

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An extremely stringent form of lutte raisonnée is practiced in the vineyards of this great family domaine. This wine is produced from a small 0.4 hectares plot which is in effect a continuation of Pommard Les Petits Epenots. The vineyards are planted with 35 year old vines.
Type:
Vintage:
1996
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Beaune
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£44.00
 

Domaine Ballot-Millot

Domaine Ballot-Millot is 12 hectare property, based in the heart of Meursault, and now 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, including extremely well situated parcels of the two finest premier crus, Perrières and Genevrières. The ages of the vines range from 30 years for Les Criots to 70 years for the Genevrières. An extremely stringent form of lutte raisonnée is practiced in the vineyards, with no herbicides and minimal use of other treatments. All the wines are barrel fermented, with around 25% new oak.

Tasting Notes

1996 is a long lived vintage. There is a lovely soft, velvety and mature strawberry and raspberry fruit, a little earth and classic old Burgundy farmy characters.

Food Matches

Enjoy with 4 hour roasted leg of lamb