JEAN-BAPTISTE PONSOT MIXED VINTAGE CASE
Every village in Burgundy has its locomotive, its driving force, it’s star producer. Some are famous and take center stage. Others are more reserved, discreet, working behind the scenes and leading by example. Jean-Baptiste Ponsot in Rully is perhaps the best example of the latter that we have ever met.
For years we looked longingly at Jean-Baptiste Ponsot's Rullys, dreaming of adding them to the Elden constellation.
We must be virtuous...at least when it comes to patience...Because here we are, presenting our second vintage of Ponsot white Rully that will simply amaze you. Stun you, even.
It's what we call, here at Elden Selections, 'grown-ups' wine'!
These are wines from the best parcels in the appellation.
Tiny yields. Miniscule quantities.
Masterful winemaking. Controlled reduction. Raised 'en masse' for sublime tension.
Elegance and finesse.
Includes 2 bottles of each WHITE plus GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED:
Rully ‘En Bas de Vauvry’ 2019 and 2020
This plot of 2 hectares is designated within the Rully Village appellation was acquired by Jean-Baptiste’s great-grandfather in 1910. Formerly a meadow, vineyard plantations only started in 2000, ending in 2009. He and his father planted these vines in both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the latter dominating “En Bas de Vauvry" is one of the few Rully appellation plots to be located in the heart of the historic Premiers Cru hillside of the appellation, and is considered one of the best village appellation parcels.
Stony-dry minerality, smokiness sublimated by a very elegant and creamy toasted aging. Great finesse and tension, a hallmark of Ponsot whites. All the complexity of the premier crus! Aged 12 months in barrels (one-third new oak) and 3 months of assembly in mass (15% of tank, 20% of new barrels and the rest in barrels of 1 to 4 wines).
Rully 1er Cru ‘Molesme’ 2019 and 2020
This 2 hectare vineyard is located in the Rully Premier Cru appellation area and belongs to the domain since 1954. This parcel was planted in Pinot Noir by Jean-Baptiste’s father and grandfather from 1978 to 1988 for a part, then by his father and him after that, when it was enlarged. In 2011, Jean Baptiste also bought an additional 1 hectare of Chardonnay which had been planted in 1975.
Excellent structure, verging on the side of an acidity that carries the minerality and floral notes uniformly across the length and breadth of the palate. Beautiful marriage between the fat of the wine and the mineral tension. Round, precise and gourmand. Aging 12 months in barrels (25% of new oak barrels) and 3 months of assembly in mass.
Rully 1er Cru ‘Montpalais’ 2019 and 2020
his beautiful plot of Rully Premier Cru belongs to the domain since 1952, on a surface of 1 hectare. Montpalais was planted in Chardonnay by Jean-Baptiste’s father and grandfather in 1954. It is therefore a vine that is pruned in simple guyot. This plot never freezes, but is very prone to erosion because its slope is strong: it therefore requires special vigilance.
Gun-flint smoky minerality drives this ripe, old-vine fruit and elegant white flower complexity to great lengths. Extremely long finish, and the hallmark tension, even in old vine depth. Aging 12 months in barrels (20% of new oak barrels) and 3 months of assembly in mass.