2017 - Morey St Denis 1er Cru Cuvée des Alouettes Domaine Ponsot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Ponsot
Region
Morey-Saint-Denis
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 MOREY ST DENIS 1ER CRU CUVÉE DES ALOUETTES DOMAINE PONSOT - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Ponsot
Region
Morey-Saint-Denis
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £604.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée Allouette is the twin of the Montluisants Blanc from the bottom part of that vineyard. There are plenty of red cherries and cassis scents on the nose, which just needs a little more terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and slightly chalky. On the final third of this wine, the terroir belatedly comes through with clarity. Fine. 2020 - 2028

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2019,
    Score: 88-90?

    A cooler and more restrained nose evidences notes of red currant, spice, floral and plenty of earth influence. The supple, round and reasonably precise middle weight flavors exude a hint of minerality that also adds a touch of lift to the dusty if slightly drying finish. There is more density and power but it's not immediately clear if the finish will harmonize. Drink 2025+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée des Alouettes hails entirely from the Clos de Monts Luisants, but the domaine opts not to mention the lieu-dit on the label to avoid confusion with their emblematic white wine from the same vineyard. It's a higher-altitude, cooler site and the wine is lovely this year, exhibiting notes of cassis, plums, spices, dark chocolate and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated with a tensile, chalky profile that will reward bottle age. This represents an appreciable step up over the domaine's Morey-Saint-Denis Village.

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Producer

Domaine Ponsot

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".

Region

Morey-Saint-Denis

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.