- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2030
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Burghound, January 2013,
(a bourdon is a bumblebee). Quite deeply colored. This densely fruited effort is ripe yet the aromatic profile is cool and restrained with fine complexity to the primarily red berry fruit scents that are liberally sprinkled with earth, humus and sauvage notes. There is first-rate intensity and muscle to the equally complex, concentrated and mouth coating flavors that benefit from the impressive reserve of dry extract that buffers the otherwise very firm tannins on thestrikingly persistent finish. This is definitely Corton but at the same time it’s not rustic. Drink 2023+
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
From Corton Les Paulands. Dark crimson. Ripe black cherry fruit flavours and then lots of tannin. Makes one realise how relatively soft the 2011 vintage is! Slightly tough on the end. Drink 2020-2032
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. The estate has eschewed the fashion of using new oak barrels to age the wines, preferring seasoned casks which act as an “elevage” vessel rather than imparting barrel flavours. As Alexandre says “we want our wines to taste the maximum of the true fruit and terroir flavours that nature provides us with".
The Grands Crus of Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay are shared between Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majorityof Pinot Noir is planted in the southern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from these areas tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.