2018 Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants, Domaine Ponsot

The Monts-Luisants is the only Premier Cru Bourgogne Aligoté in Burgundy, and this is a stunning expression in 2018. There’s apple fruit and plenty of spice, and then a really complex and focussed finish.

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  • Region & country
    Les Monts-Luisants (1er Cru / AOC Villages), Morey-St-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2018 Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants, Domaine Ponsot


The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Blanc has turned out very well, the Aligoté grape and this high-altitude site evidently making for a fine marriage with the balmy vintage. Exhibiting aromas of green apple, citrus rind and candle wax, it's medium to full-bodied, textural but incisive, with a racy spine of acid and chalky back-end grip.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (February 2020)
Domaine Ponsot

Domaine Ponsot’s cellar sits atop the hill overlooking the vineyards of Morey St Denis, with views stretching the length of the Côte de Nuits. They are one of the, if not the, defining domaines of the village, and the largest landowners in the hallowed terroir of Clos de la Roche Grand Cru. The estate has been in the Ponsot family since 1872. Laurent Ponsot brought the estate to fame, with his flare for producing distinctive wines that broke the mould. His departure in 2017 saw the domaine transferred to the safe hands of his sister, Rose-Marie, whose appointment of régisseur Alexandre Abel has ensured the domaine’s signature style of late picking, destemming, and exclusion of new oak during élevage continued seamlessly. These are intense, concentrated, and fabulously long-lived wines, keenly sought-out by the domaine’s many loyal followers.

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