This village cuvée gives an insight into the uniquely brilliant winemaking of Morey St Denis legend, Domaine Ponsot. The exemplary pedigree of this wine is apparent in the pure, harmonious red fruit nose, and layered, complex palate. Precise and balanced, this is a perfectly mature example of great domaine Burgundy.
A pretty dark berry fruit nose is further enhanced by the presence of earth and game nuances. There is good flesh and body to the delicious, round and very supple medium weight flavors that offer reasonably good depth and length. This could easily be enjoyed now. Drink 2015+
Bottled early September. Sappy, refreshing and rather flirtatious. Racy and I would expect it to put on a bit more weight in bottle. Very transparent and de nos jours. Drink 2016-2023
Domaine Ponsot is an atypical but outstanding domaine in Morey St Denis. Their combination of late picking, destemming, and ageing in old oak barrels achieve the domaine’s distinctive style of long lived wines. Laurent Ponsot left the domaine in 2017, and the estate is now run by his sister, Rose Marie Ponsot. Alexandre Abel has joined the team as régisseur, and together they continue to uphold these three principles of the estate. Furthermore, they are not afraid to experiment, and are always evolving the viticulture and winemaking style with small innovations.
Morey St. Dénis often suffers from an identity crisis. They are more fruit forward than the wines of Gevrey Chambertin, yet more structured than those of Chambolle Musigny. It seems in this sensethat they are like middle children, always wanting to please yet not standing out as the noisy one or the notably quiet one. They are however crowd pleasers and for those who feel that Gevreys are too muscular and Chambolles too feminine; Moreys seem just right, offering velvety tannins and tangible fruit. The village offers five grand cru vineyards including Clos de la Roche, Clos St. Dénis and Clos des Lambrays which nonetheless can rival those of neighbouring villages in terms of quality (some even view them as the best in the Côte de Nuits) and various premier cru vineyards.