The story at this fine domaine is one you encounter more often now in Burgundy. In 2001, a motivated, young vigneron, Charles Ballot took over from his father. Like many talented young winemakers, he wanted to raise the bar and leave his mark for his family’s domaine. The domaine already had a good reputation from his father’s day, and had been around as well quite a long time as the family had started to amass vineyards in Meursault starting at the end of the 17th century. They were also privileged to possess holdings in five Premier Crus in Meursault, including the famed, Perrières and Charmes, plus Genevrières, Bouchères and Poruzots, not to mention small holdings in the 1er Crus of Chassagne, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. His first task was to start working the soils, reducing yields, and moving from chemical/systemic treatments to more natural ones. He soon added a sorting table in the vineyards and upgraded the press and in general found ways to work more precisely in the cellar.