Established in 1872, Domaine Ponsot has transformed into one of the greatest domaines in the Cote d’Or. Its vineyards are steeped in history – in fact many of the most important Pinot Noir clones came from them. The average age of the current vines across the Domaine is 50 years old, which results in deeply concentrated wines with superb ageing potential.
Owner, Laurent Ponsot, is a very interesting winemaker. He uses no pesticides or inseticides, yet does not consider the domaine organic. He also follows some of the processes associated with biodynamics, but does not wish his wines to be officially classified as such. Domaine Ponsot’s vineyards cover just over 9 ha, with 5 grand crus (Chambertin, Chapelle-Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes, Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes). Most of the wines are red, apart from Morey-St-Denis Blanc Clos des Monts Luisants which is made from Aligote vines planted in1911. It is fermented in old wood and does not go through malolactic fermentation, resulting in a pure fruit driven wine with a refreshing acidity.
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