- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Burghound, June 2020,
A ripe nose speaks of poached pear, baked apple and soft citrus wisps. There is very good volume to the round, suave and notably rich medium-bodied flavors that possess a plump mid-palate that contrasts with the powerful, dry and firm finish that flashes just a touch of youthful austerity. This is relatively forward for a CC and should be approachable earlier than usual. Drink 2026+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Purchased grapes from two plots. Fullish yellow but fresh with a rich and somewhat spicy nose, stony quality too, quote a rumbustious, in-your-face style but very good, ripe fruit with good acidity and persistence.
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.