Jean-Baptiste Ponsot,

Rully En Bas de Vauvy

  • Jancis Robinson: 16


Bottle size: 750 ml,

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Domaine Ponsot was founded in 1954 by Lucien Ponsot and is situated in the village of Rully, just a few miles south of the Cote d’Or. There 8.5 hectares in all with holdings in three of Rully’s 1er Cru – Molesme, Montpalais, and La Fosse. In addition Ponsot farms 2.8 hectares in the En Bas de Vauvry Monopole as well as another 0.5 ha in “Rully Village” vineyards. The estate is currently run by Jean-Baptiste Ponsot who took over in 2000. Everything is organic on the farm, the grapes are hand-harvested, no chemicals are used and only natural yeasts are employed in the cellar. Aged in old oak barrels for around 8 months, this is a rich and balanced Chardonnay with a youthful acidity.

Category: SKU: 0284-1-2
In The Vineyard
The soils in Macon and the Côte Chalonnaise share some common characteristics - Jurassic limestone soils dominant. In some villages, some soils assemblages content a high level of clay while others are Jurassic assemblages where hard limestones and softer marls alternate. Variations in the Mâconnais landform has led to more diversity of soils like brown limestone, clayey, and sandy soils mixed with sandstone pebbles. Vines growing around Solutré are rooted in red marls that have been covered with limestone scree.
A crystalline pale gold in colour. The aromas are fresh and fruity, with nuances of preserved citrus fruits and almonds. On the palate, fresh and elegant with a racy minerality leading to a lingering aftertaste. Try with roast chicken with Morel mushrooms, sole meuniere or poached salmon in a caper butter sauce.