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VIRTUAL TASTING: Jean-Baptiste Ponsot - July 11, 2021

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Virtual Tasting
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Hosted by Dennis Sherman, Stephen Lenahan and Greg Bothwell.

Many wine drinkers wonder about the effects that Terroir can have on a wine. Is it really that important? How much of an effect does it really have? For this month’s tasting Dennis, Stephen, and Greg will take two different wines from the same producer, the same commune but different vineyards, and show you how the terroir can impact the flavor profile of a wine.
Some of the questions we will be addressing.....
* How Dennis met this producer and what he saw in his wines
* The history of Jean-Baptiste Ponsot
* The village of Rully and Cote Chalonnaise
* The specific plots and the vinification method
* The character of each wine
* The 2018 vintage
* The structure of each wine
* The drinking window of these wines and how they will age
* Other Elden Selection wines where you could explore terroir with friends and family.

Jean-Baptiste Ponsot Rully ‘en Bas de Vauvry’ 2018
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).

Jean-Baptiste Ponsot Rully 1er Cru 2018
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. A 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.

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