- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2038
- Case size
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Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru has a modest bouquet, bashful at first but finding its voice with aeration; it offers attractive scents of orange blossom and lime zest, almond paste and plenty of leesy notes. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. There is decent body and depth to this Corton-Charlemagne, perhaps a touch more "tropical" than others, but that is counterbalanced by the mineral seam that pokes through on the long finish. Excellent. Drink 2018-2032
Burghound, January 2016,
There is excellent concentration to the big-bodied and overtly powerful flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the mouth coating, well-balanced and very firm but not hard finish. The underpinning tannins are ripe and this should reward from 12 to 15 years of cellaring. Drink 2026+
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 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.