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This is a very serious traditional and historic family estate that places huge importance on terroir and respect for the soil and the natural order. Laurent Ponsot has gradually assumed control from his father, Jean-Marie over the past decade or so. Several decades of expertise and refinement can be seen in the wines. The Ponsots undertake to pick the grapes as late as possible from vines with an average age of 40 years, though some individual parcels are as much as twice that age. Yields are very low, and naturally so without any green harvesting, which is abhorred. The Ponsots do not have a high tolerance for new oak or sulphur either and their use is kept to a minimum. No two wines are quite alike but there is a strength underpinning the truly marvellous expression and fine, silky textures that can be spellbinding. Though a charge of inconsistency has often been levelled at the domaine’s wines, there seems little evidence of this in recent vintages. The Morey-Saint-Denis white, made mostly from Aligoté in recent vintages, is very full and ripe but structured too, not remotely like most Aligoté. A very small amount of Chambertin is also made. Village Gevrey and Morey can be superb value. In 2009 the family acquired parcels of vines to produce wines from Saint Romain, Corton-Charlemagne, Corton and Chambertin Clos de Bèze.

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Domaine Type: Grower/Negociant

Grand Cru Vineyard Holdings:
  • Charmes-Chambertin Cuvée des Merles Grand Cru
  • Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
  • Chambertin Grand Cru
  • Chambertin Clos de Bèze
  • Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru
  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
  • Corton Bressandes Grand Cru
  • Corton Cuvée du Bourdon Grand Cru
  • Clos Saint-Denis Cuvée Très Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
  • Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

Premiers Cru Vineyard Holdings:
  • Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru
  • Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants
  • Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Charmes


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17 Rue De La Montagne, Morey Saint Denis, Bourgogne, France
Type Wine
Domaine Ponsot Corton Les Bressandes Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis Tres Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Le Chambertin Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Morey Saint-Denis Monts Luisants Blanc Premier Cru
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Corton Cuvee du Bourdon Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Charmes Chambertin Cuvee des Merles Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes Premier Cru
Domaine Ponsot Morey Saint-Denis Cuvee des Alouettes Premier Cru
Domaine Ponsot Morey-Saint-Denis Cuvee des Grives
Domaine Ponsot Grand Cru Assortment
Domaine Ponsot Montrachet Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Cuvee des Cigales
Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
Domaine Ponsot Bourgogne Cuvee du Pinson
Domaine Ponsot Cuvee de la Mesange Saint Romain
Domaine Ponsot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee de l'Abeille
Type Wine
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2014
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru - 1996
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Morey Saint-Denis Cuvee des Alouettes Premier Cru - 1994
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 1995
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2014
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru - 2009
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Ponsot Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - 2010
1x150cl - 2 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2003
Domaine Ponsot Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - 2011
Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis Tres Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2011
Domaine Ponsot Le Chambertin Grand Cru - 2011
Domaine Ponsot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru - 2011
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2011
Domaine Ponsot Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 2005
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 1971
Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru - 1991
Domaine Ponsot Corton Les Bressandes Grand Cru - 2011
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