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Domaine Ponsot - Ponsot MSD Monts Luisants Pressee du Centenaire 2011 1.5L (1.5L)

Price: $999.00

6+ Price: $649.99 / btl

Producer Domaine Ponsot
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Côte de Nuits
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2011
Sku FR-WH1447
Size 1.5L
 

Warm baking spices, crushed river rocks, lemon peel, and white flowers frame the orchard fruits in this broad-shouldered and beautifully textured '11 Morey-St-Denis Clos des Monts Luisants. 2011 saw the centennial of Domaine Ponsot's exceptional Aligote Clos des Monts vineyard; the '11 Morey-St-Denis Blanc Clos des Monts Luisants is a towering tribute to this extraordinary monopole. This wine slides across the palate with the texture of silk brocade, energized by its sturdy mineral core, and it builds to a balanced, lingering finish that clings to the palate, satisfyingly. Deriving from a 2.5-acre monopole of rare hundred-year-old Aligote vines situated at the peak of the slope, the grapes for this wine ferment in open, temperature-controlled vats, and the wine ages in oak, almost always used, for two years.

Domaine Ponsot Description

Laurent Ponsot, the current owner and winemaker of the family-run Domaine Ponsot, bases his practices on this simple, if impassioned, philosophy. Ponsot makes all of his decisions in the field and in the cellar with an eye to making wine that expresses his Burgundian terroir. Whether it's growing his grapes in as non-interventionist a manner as possible, using only old oak for aging, choosing to replace traditional corks with composite "Guala seal"corks, or designing a color-coded alert system that will tell wine-drinkers that their bottle of Ponsot has been stored properly (or not), Ponsot has dedicated his life to his wines. Ponsot's wines embody the Burgundy at its most essential. Gorgeous fruit, stunning aromatics, breathtaking balance, and that ineffable sense that these wines could only come from this place that particular year. In its age-worthiness, ceaseless evolution and three-dimensional beauty, a bottle of Ponsot Burgundy reminds its drinker how wine is, at its very core, a

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