A relatively recently established domaine, based in Nuits-St-Georges although the majority of the holdings are in Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux, Jean-Marc Millot has been growing grapes and honing his winemaking skills since the late 1980’s. He started estate-bottling his wines in 1992 with a limited range comprising Côte de Nuits Villages, a little Vosne-Romanée and Clos de Vougeot. In 1997, he and his wife, Christine, had the opportunity to take control of vineyards which had been leased out to other producers . By adding substantial acreages of Premier and Grand Crus to their holdings the hitherto limited range then became a constellation of premium appellations.
He has both Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux, as well as Clos de Vougeot from the Grands Maupertuis sector. The sole Premier Cru is Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots.
From Alan Meadows – Burghound“Jean-Marc Millot has run this 7 ha domaine since 1990 but has had most of the upper level wines only since 1997 (Millot’s wife was an heir of the old Louis Gouroux domaine, the Flagey-based premises from which Emmanuel Rouget now operates). Millot is a modest man and quite open about what he’s done in each vintage. Millot wines are the epitome of elegance, purity and understatement and while they will not impress you with their power or weight, I very much admire the sense of finesse, harmony and overall balance.”
From Jasper Morris, MW – ‘Inside Burgundy’: “A relatively recently established domaine, based in Nuits-St-Georges although the majority of the holdings are in Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux, having come from the Gouroux family of Flagey. New cellars in Nuits-St-Georges should enable this rising talent to progress further. He has both Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux, as well as Clos de Vougeot from the Grands Maupertuis sector. The sole Premier Cru is Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots. Less expensive wines are Cote de Nuits-Villages, Clos de Faulques and village Vosne-Romanee.”
From Clive Coates, MW – ‘The Wines of Burgundy’: “The 50-year-old Jean-Marc Millot inherited much of his domaine through his mother, nee Gouroux, of Flagey-Echezeaux. The winemaking is conservative, in the best sense of the word: low harvests, retaining some of the stems, and maceration for 2 to 3 weeks or more. The wines are full, rich and sturdy. The Grands-Echezeaux is matured in 100% new wood and concentrated and old-viney. It needs time. In 2004 Millot moved his headquarters from the family cellars in Comblanchien to a brand new cuverie in Nuits-St-Georges. Coupled with a greater attention to triage than hitherto, this has led to an immediate rise in quality. This is a future star, I believe.”