Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, harvested on September 15, has a high-toned bouquet of iodine and black currant. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, offering mainly black rather than red fruit and a touch of white pepper toward the finish. Drink over the next three or four years. 2019 - 2023
Burghound, January 2019,
The fresh essence of red cherry and raspberry is cut with touch of earth that can also be found on the nicely voluminous and textured middle weight flavors that are rich and caressing, all wrapped in a dusty, lingering and solidly complex finale. A quality effort that is worth considering. Drink 2021+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
Aromas of ripe berries, plums and spices introduce the 2017 Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée du Pinson, a medium-bodied, open-knit and flavorful wine that was harvested on September 15.
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.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.