Domaine Balthazar

Domaine Balthazar

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 Colombo, the winery built 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.

2021 was a demanding vintage for Franck, as for many others, with such high attention to detail required to maintain vine and grape health in the vineyards as the season progressed. He comments that he was exhausted by the end of it, however it was all worth the effort and he has made some utterly brilliant wines. His approach is honest and simple: focusing on the vineyard, minimal intervention in the cellar and only using old Burgundy barrels for his reds. Despite his reputation for making tiny volumes of highly sought-after, top-end Cornas, one of the most eagerly anticipated wines in our Rhône offer each year is his affordable, yet brilliantly poised Côtes du Rhône, sourced from organically grown vineyards around Séguret. Whilst all other volumes are down, we are delighted to have secured a little bit more of this for our offer this year.

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2013 Cornas, Chaillot, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
Red
2013
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2018 Cornas, Chaillot, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
Red
2018
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2021 Cornas, Juliette, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
Red
2021
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2020 Crozes-Hermitage, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
Red
2020
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2021 Côtes du Rhône, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
Red
2021
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2019 St Péray, Franck Balthazar, Rhône
White
2019
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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