In 1994, the Balland and Curtet families acquired their first vineyard in Volnay, Burgundy. The partnership continued with the purchase of new plots. Domaine Balland-Curtet was born. It marked the beginning of a friendship between these two families based on a passion for wine. The Balland family already owned vines in Auxey-Duresses. It was therefore easy to choose Burgundy as the wine-growing region in which to establish their domaine. Domaine Balland-Curtet produces quality red and white wines, with village, regional Burgundy and premier cru appellations.
Location of Balland-Curtet estate
The Balland-Curtet estate is located on the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. The vineyards are spread over several villages: Auxey- Duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, Meursault and Blagny. The exposure, altitude and age of the vines vary greatly from one plot to the next. The soils are predominantly limestone to clay-limestone. This variety creates the richness of the domaine's wines. Cultivation, vinification and ageing can be followed by different wineries. The vines are planted with typical Burgundy grape varieties: pinot noir for red wines and chardonnay for whites.
Domaine Balland-Curtet wines
Domaine Balland-Curtet offers a range of top-quality Premier Crus under different appellations: Volnay Premier Cru Les Mitans, Blagny Premier Cru Sous le Puits, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru La Garenne, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Sous le Puits and Auxey-Duresses Blanc Premier Cru Les Écusseaux. Auxey-Duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay and Meursault village appellation wines are also in demand. They can be drunk young, or kept for 4 to 7 years. Domaine Balland Curtet also offers white Burgundy wines in regional appellations. Les Buées white Burgundy can be drunk young. It has a bright, limpid color, a fine, elegant nose and a round mouthfeel.