Domaine Ponsot

Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Aligoté

9.1127 ratings
9.157 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Aligoté
Top Notes For
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.3

The best Aligoté I’ve ever had?

The best Aligoté I’ve ever had?

Nov 5th, 2022
Maggie Harrison

the only 1er Aligote in FR. Monopole. vines 100+ yrs old. native yeast. rich, dulce de leche, bruised ripe pear,

the only 1er Aligote in FR. Monopole. vines 100+ yrs old. native yeast. rich, dulce de leche, bruised ripe pear,

Nov 30th, 2021
Tim Edwards

Magnum

Magnum

Jan 25th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Pale gold in colour. Skinnsy aromas with an oxidative note like manzanilla. Lemon blossom with some mineral flinty notes. A lot happening and changing - after a few hours a bruised old Apple note. I think in a line up of Chardonnays in Burgundy one might pick this as the 100% Aligote - it is sufficiently different. Expensive for an Aligote but then again it is Ponsot. Laurent Ponsot is fanatical about accurately translating the terroir - so there is no malolactic fermentation, no new oak, no batonnage,no fining, and no filtration. According to Laurent, the Monts Luisants hillside has been planted with white grapes since the Middle Ages or before. There used to be a little Chardonnay and a hybrid known as Pinot Gouges but by 2004 the latter 2 were grubbed out so that from 2005 the Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes consists purely of Aligote from the original 1911 planting. A Monopole and one of the 1001 Wines.

Pale gold in colour. Skinnsy aromas with an oxidative note like manzanilla. Lemon blossom with some mineral flinty notes. A lot happening and changing - after a few hours a bruised old Apple note. I think in a line up of Chardonnays in Burgundy one might pick this as the 100% Aligote - it is sufficiently different. Expensive for an Aligote but then again it is Ponsot. Laurent Ponsot is fanatical about accurately translating the terroir - so there is no malolactic fermentation, no new oak, no batonnage,no fining, and no filtration. According to Laurent, the Monts Luisants hillside has been planted with white grapes since the Middle Ages or before. There used to be a little Chardonnay and a hybrid known as Pinot Gouges but by 2004 the latter 2 were grubbed out so that from 2005 the Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes consists purely of Aligote from the original 1911 planting. A Monopole and one of the 1001 Wines.

Sep 20th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

NYE pairing

NYE pairing

Jan 2nd, 2020
Michael Herzog

A little long in the tooth but the goods are still back there somewhere.

A little long in the tooth but the goods are still back there somewhere.

Mar 31st, 2019
Chris MacLean

Opulent fruit with toasted notes, but well balanced and still quite refreshing.

Opulent fruit with toasted notes, but well balanced and still quite refreshing.

May 26th, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Out of magnum

Out of magnum

Feb 5th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.8

Good but way overpriced

Good but way overpriced

Jan 30th, 2018
Andrew Mecoli

Great 1er Cru Aligote'. Champagne-like nose, slight oxidization, very interesting.

Great 1er Cru Aligote'. Champagne-like nose, slight oxidization, very interesting.

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