Domaine Ponsot<br />2016 Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes, 1.5 L<br>France

Domaine Ponsot
2016 Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes, 1.5 L

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Burgundy | France
GRAPES Aligoté
APPELLATION Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru | Clos des Monts Luisants
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
93 points, Decanter |
92-93 points, Vinous |
92+ points, Wine Advocate |
91 points, Wine & Spirits |
91 points, Burghound |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
93 points, Decanter
“The world’s only premier cru Aligoté, from vines nearly 110 years old, with 24 months in old oak. This is pure and vivacious, lemon and chalk, but ineffably elegant, its acidity in check. Still very young.”

92-93 points, Vinous
“Knockout vibrant nose combines peach, crushed stone and spices, plus subtle nuances of mint, licorice, honey and flowers. Combines lovely richness with an impression of energy, displaying terrific spicy depth and saline soil tones. Finishes slatey and very long.”

92+ points, Wine Advocate
“The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Blanc is excellent, offering an appealing bouquet of hazelnut cream, green apple and citrus, followed by a medium-bodied, concentrated and tangy palate that’s built around a racy line of acidity, with excellent depth and tension at the core and concluding with an intense, lingering finish.”

91 points, Burghound
“A brooding and decidedly timid nose only grudgingly reveals its aromas of soft spice, petrol, matchstick and white-fleshed fruit. The agreeably textured and vibrant middle weight flavors possess evident minerality as well as excellent detail on the sleek and bone dry finish that is shaped by citrus-tinged acidity. This is not particularly complex though I have found over the years that the impressive depth this wine can deliver often develops only after 5 to 8 years of bottle age.”

91 points, Wine & Spirits
“lt’s rare to find parcels of white grapes in the Côte de Nuits; it’s unique to find aligoté vines in a Côte de Nuits premier cru. These vines date to 1911 and give a wine with the earthy intensity you might hope to find in such a rarity, scents of chamomile and meadow flowers lifting its waxy texture and savory bone-broth flavors. In all the notes I took on this wine, including transcriptions from our panelists, there is not a single mention of fruit, yet the supple, earthy depths of flavor completely held our attention. “

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.