Domaine Ponsot<br />2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 1.5 L<br>France

Domaine Ponsot
2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 1.5 L

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Burgundy | France
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
94-97 points, Vinous |
94 points, Burghound |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
94 points, Burghound
“A very mild touch of reduction is just enough to blur the distinctions of the ripe red berry, earth and soft spice nuances and I suspect that a quick aeration would be sufficient to dissipate it. The broad-shouldered flavors possess a lovely texture thanks to the plentiful level of dry extract that enrobes the firm tannins shaping the serious and linear finish that displays excellent power and length. This is very promising.”

94-97 points, Vinous
“Dark red with ruby tones. Fully ripe but reticent nose combines cherry and musky soil tones, lifted by a floral topnote. Compellingly sappy, thick and deep; an utterly seamless grand cru with outstanding depth of texture and an impression of energy and power to its red and black fruit and earth flavors. Boasts uncommon thickness of fruit and purity. The wonderfully long, slowly rising, edge-free finish shows terrific energy.”

About The Winery
Vineyard Brands has a history spanning more than 40 years of buying wines from Domaine Ponsot - first from Hippolyte Ponsot, later from his son Jean-Marie, and most recently from Laurent and Rose-Marie. Domaine Ponsot's history begins in 1872 when William Ponsot purchased a wine estate in Morey-Saint-Denis and set up his home there. His major parcels of land at that time were the Clos des Monts-Luisants and Clos de la Roche. His nephew and godson, Hippolyte Ponsot, took over the domaine in 1920, and in 1932 started bottling his entire harvest at the domaine, a rarity for the time. Eventually the estate was passed down to Hippolyte's son Jean-Marie, and later to Jean-Marie's children, Laurent and Rose-Marie. Today, Rose-Marie Ponsot is the sole director of the company, seconded by Alexandre Abel. Unfettered by the latest fashions, Domaine Ponsot has always sought to express the richness of Burgundy terroir through natural cultivation practices. Human intervention is limited and only applied to the help that the vine needs. The family's long tradition of letting nature take the lead work that today the vineyards are in exceptional condition.