2018 Domaine Ponsot Grand Cru "Clos de la Roche" Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France

Dark in color and very perfumy. Clos de la Roche ripened early this year, so for once was picked earlier in the piece. Ripe and juicy fruit but very well balanced by it's tannin and acidity. A wine to hold for quite a while if you have the patience.



VINE AGE Over 60 years old

GRAPE VARIETY & DENSITY Pinot Noir – 4,050 vines per acre

SOIL TYPE Marly soil with chalky scree

HARVEST Hand-picked into wicker baskets – Strict sorting in the vineyard

VINIFICATION Maceration in oak vats for around 2-3 weeks on average

AGING 18 months in 5 to 30-year-old oak barrels


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.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Sustainable