- Laurent Ponsot
- 2018 - 2021
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Goedhuis, May 2018
It has a peachy pure tone to its fruit aroma. The vibrant acidity so typical of this cool village gives a flint tension, and drive through the mineral, tingling finish. Lean, and quenching. This is the one and only vintage Laurent plans on making a St Romain Blanc.
Laurent Ponsot is one of Burgundy’s most internationally renowned winemakers. In 2017 he formally left his family domaine in Morey St Denis, and struck out on his own with a new winemaking facility in Gilly-lès- Cîteaux from where he now runs his solo project, started in 2015, full-time. He had been instrumental in Domaine Ponsot’s rise to fame, and had built a reputation as a maverick winemaker with his unique style that combined late harvesting, destemming, and complete aversion to new oak in the cellar. His wines are concentrated and long lived, and have won him admirers the world over. He is a passionate campaigner and prominent activist in the fight against fake wine on the secondary market. Having left his family domaine in the hands of his sisters, Laurent is joined by his son, Clément, at his new project, and together they are continuing to make their hugely exciting wines. Much of the fruit comes from his share of the family vineyards that remained with him after his departure, whilst the new project has given him the opportunity to explore new appellations.
St Romain is a small red and white wine village in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. The St Romains vineyards are situated next to Auxey Duresses higher up the valley on varied soils. In warmer years, this higher altitude creates wines of excellent value.