1er Cru

Morey-Saint-Denis premier cru

Clos des Monts-Luisants Monopole
Domaine Ponsot’s historic second wine, first bottled on the estate in the early 1920s, is unique in Burgundy on several counts. A rare white Premier Cru from the Côte de Nuit, more than 2/3 of which comes from very old vines planted in 1911, it is also the only one produced with the Aligoté grape variety.

In detail
Classification : Appellation Morey St Denis 1 er Cru - Climat Monts-Luisants
Target Yield : 35 hl/ha
Surface area : 1 ha
Average Production : 4500 bottles
Age of Vines : 85% planted in 1911 and 15% in 2006
Grape Variety : 100% Aligoté
Density : 11,000 plants per hectare
Soil Types : Lean, clayey soil with chalky scree (bedded Grèzes) on a base of white oolite and Dijon-Corton limestone.
Viticulture : Sustainable agriculture, goblet pruning
Harvest : Hand-picked, sorting in the vineyard
Vinification : Direct pressing of whole bunches. Fermentation begins in temperature-controlled vats, then in barrels with indigenous yeasts.
Maturation : 16 months in French oak barrels. No new barrels. Average age of barrels: 15 years