Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot

Jean-Baptiste Ponsot has been running the family domaine for about fifteen years. Before his arrival his father used to sell off most of his fruit to other producers but Jean-Baptiste put an end to most of these contracts and slowly cranked up his own production. Today he pretty much keeps everything and his own reputation as one of the village’s very best vignerons is assured. In recent years he has extended the élevage of the wines, particularly the whites, to help elongate the flavours and add nuance and complexity. After spending 12 months or so in between 25% and 45% new oak, the wines then spend a few months in steel to harmonise and refine themselves. Pricing remains very fair and these offer great quality / price ratio.

Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Ponsot

Hectares: 8.5 hectares

Parcels:
Rully (white and red)

Wines

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  • Wine

    This is a little more serious and backward with more power and structure. There is earth but also blackcurrants and cream on the nose and a touch of spice, too. Needs a couple of years but will be very good. Drink from 2017

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    This is quite backward, the clay elements of the soil providing a powerful structure and depth of fruit. There is some spice and and some dark, earthy fruits all lifted by a fresh mid-palate that drives the entire thing. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    This is quite a different animal, more substantial, more brooding. The clay elements in the soil provide weight and structure and this is a wine that will age well. Plenty of fruit underneath the framework. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    This is a very different animal. There is more clay in the soil here and the wine is much broader and more robust. There is stong structure and weight yet it finishes with real focus. It will need some time but should evolve very well.

  • Wine

    This is aged entirely in barrel with about 25% new oak. It shows some oak spice in youth but underneath there is a real weight of fruit and the finish is long and inviting. Sophisticated and stylish. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    This is more backward, as one might expect, but it is more concentrated and has more length though it is less expressive currently. Again the oak is well integrated and as this fills out over the next couple of years it should take on a lovely, creamy, slightly spicy character.

  • Wine

    From a well-sited plot of vines just below the 1ers Crus this is aged in a mix of stainless, steel, old barrels and a few new ones (about 20%). Too much steel and the wine might be too lean, too much oak then too heavy. This seems to be just right. There is plenty of richness but there is drive and good acid on the finish lifting the fruit and adding length and interest. Drink from 2017.

  • Wine

    Once upon a time this wine was a mix of two vineyards but now it comes from just one plot that nestles just below the 1ers Crus. There is about 20% new oak which is well integrated and the wine is lively and citrussy with real drive and momentum.

  • Wine

    This is such a lovely expression of cool, crunchy Pinot Noir. Fleshy, red fruited and already quite delicious. Perfect lunchtime Bugrundy.

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    Awaiting Tasting Note