Domaine Ponsot: 150th anniversary vertical tasting

Domaine Ponsot
111-year-old Aligoté vines in the Clos des Monts Luisants. Credit: Charles Curtis MW

Burgundy’s Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is literally legendary: a local tale mentioned by author Jacky Rigaux (among others) would have it that the ‘Roche’ in Clos de la Roche was a dolmen used as a sacrificial altar by Celtic Druids in pre-Roman times.

Rose-Marie Ponsot, however, suggests a less alarming possibility: ‘What is clear is that we find in the Clos de la Roche large pieces of stone that have detached from the bedrock,’ she says.

Scroll down to see Charles Curtis MW’s tasting notes and scores for 34 Domaine Ponsot wines