Nephew of the great Noël Verset, Franck Balthazar made his first vintage in 2002 and produces around 4,000 bottles. His smallholding (of just 4 hectares) is next to the ever-expanding Domaine Jean-Luc Colombo; his winery is directly behind his home in the heart of the village. He works with 100% whole-bunch, minimal sulphur and Ecocert (organic) accreditation, producing wines that are cool and well-measured. Franck comments that the 2019 vintage is one of freshness and beautiful power, which is due to the hot summer with practically no rain. He suggests that this is a vintage “to forget for several years”, and is most similar to his 2017s.