- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2040
- Case size
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Goedhuis, November 2019
A charismatic wine scented with aromas of black olive and dark chocolate. This is juicy, rich and succulent, and shows a warmth and volume in the mouth. The dexterity of flavours is impressive and makes it instantly appealing, A wine that gives immediate gratification in its youth but that has the ability to age for many years to come.
Wine Advocate, June 2020,
Firmer and more reserved but also ampler and more enveloping, the 2018 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is a medium to full-bodied wine evocative of raspberries, plums, rich soil tones, peonies and burning embers. Its muscular chassis of powdery tannin will require some bottle age to resolve.
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.