Wine Domaine Ponsot, Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru AOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase Domaine Ponsot, Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru AOC, 2012
Wine rich ruby color.
The wine has a delicate flavor with floral nuances and tones of ripe fruit, remaining in a long, elegant finish.
Multifaceted flavor of the wine is filled with fruity notes.
For wine are excellent meats, red meat and game with berry sauce.
Domaine Ponsot, Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru "Cuvee des Alouettes" - dry red wine from Pinot Noir grown in the vineyard of "Cuvee des Alouettes" in the commune of Morey Saint-Denis in the north of Burgundy. The area is 1 hectare vineyard, Pinot Noir vines were planted here in 1990. For processing the vineyard used organic methods of farming. Harvested by hand. After maceration for 14 days in a large oak vats wort compressed using historic vertical press 1945. Then the wine is placed in old oak barrels aged from 5 to 20 years, where the malolactic fermentation and aging for an average of one and a half years. The wine has excellent storage potential in 30 years.
Domain Ponce was founded in 1872, when William Ponce, who returned from the Franco-Prussian War, bought a house and several vineyards in Morey-Saint-Denis. Gradually expanding, William buys plots in Clos de la Roche and Clos des Monts-Luisants, where in 1911 disembarks Aligote. Aliquot landing was unusual at the time, most manufacturers of white wines in Burgundy inclined to a more economical and sustainable Chardonnay. William also acquires sites in the vineyards "Les Combottes" and "Les Charmes" appellasone in Gevrey-Chambertin. William produced a small amount of wine, mainly for private use and for casual dining. In 1920, the domain management Ponce goes to his nephew and godson, William - diplomat Hippolyte Ponce. With the help of his brother Henry Ponce, also a diplomat (Resident General in Morocco, the French ambassador in several countries), Hippolyte significantly increases the size of the vineyards at the Clos de la Roche.
Domaine Ponsot began bottling wines under his own name in 1934, which was rare at the time, only a dozen households did so before the Second World War. Domain also began selling their wines outside of France - in the US and many European countries. The first label wines were hand-stamped and signed by Hippolytus. In 1935-36 Hippolyte took an active part in the process of assigning the vineyards of Burgundy status AOC, where to use his legal education. In 1957, Hippolyte Ponce transfer the domain to his son - Jean-Marie Pons, who worked on the farm since 1942 as a winemaker and agronomist. In 1961, Domaine Ponsot rented several new sites in Chambolle-Musigny, Chambertin and Latricières-Chambertin. Over time, the domain is not only increased the number of leased sites, but also acquired a new property.
Today Domain Ponce, Ponce controlled Laurent, produces a wide range of Burgundy wines from different terroirs. In the vineyards biodynamic farming practiced cultivation without using pesticides or herbicides. The main varieties of the farm are Pinot Noir and Aligoté. Wine Domain Ponce widely known in the world and are highly prized for wine auctions.