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Founded in 1872 by William Ponsot, who at the time also owned Clos des Monts Luisants, Domaine Ponsot is still cultivated as a monopoly today. The lower part of this hillside vineyard, classified Grand Cru in 1936, was renamed Clos de la Roche. Today, the family estate, owned by Laurent, Rose-Marie, Catherine and Stéphanie Ponsot, offers exceptional wines from these two legendary plots.
Domaine Ponsot is the biggest estate in the hamlet of Clos de la Roche, owning 3 hectares. This Burgundy Clos owes its name to an enigmatic rock which may have been used for sacrificial rites by the Celts on the Morey-Saint-Denis hill, above the vines of the Pierre Virant hamlet.
This "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" is a Clos de la Roche Grand Cru wine that stems from vines on average 65 years old which are cultivated on a clay-limestone soil.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvested by hand. Destemmed then fermented in wooden temperature-controlled vats. Indigenous yeasts. Ageing for a period of 18 months in old French oak casks.
Pinot Noir (100%)
A combination of growth excellence, an exceptional terroir and a rare skillset, this wine is the expression – or even the philosophy – of the estate which is expert in developing wines for ageing with plenty of finesse and elegance.
This Burgundy wine can reveal all its balance and precision after many years in the cellar.