2012 Domaine Ponsot - Corton Grand Cru Cuvée de Bourdon (915/10/2021, 9:09:01 AM
2012 Domaine Ponsot - Corton Grand Cru Cuvée de Bourdon (91 pts) @vineyardbrands · 🙋♂️ Did you know the Domaine Ponsot is an early adopter and inventor of wine innovations❓· ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Pinot Noir from the Corton Grand Cru appellation. The wine is a blend of 4 different sites on the hill of Corton. Domaine Ponsot is known for picking late. Known for incorporating stems, but to stem or not destem is truly a vintage specific question to answered post harvest. Wines are aged in barrel for 2 years, but never with new oak. Known for fairly reductive winemaking due to not using SO2, so the wine is only racked once post fermentation and never interacts with oxygen until the customer opens the bottle. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and no SO2· 👁 Medium+ ruby color with a pale rim· 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, red currant, smoke, oak, cinnamon, stemmy, herbal, and brown sugar· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ chalky tannins, medium+ alcohol, and medium+ body. Solid texture to a weighty Pinot Noir. A medium+ length finish of ripe red fruit, spice, and chalk· 🔔 This wine went head to head with the 2009. Overall, this wine was still a bit austere and needs a lot more time to mellow. A lot of structure between the acid, tannins, and alcohol (14%). 2012 red Burgundy is definitely a vintage of low yields due to late spring frost. Then significant hail damage in early fall. The grapes that survived have a lot of concentration and tannins. This fits the bill exactly. Really needs to be forgotten about for another 6-8 years, so it can unwind and stretch it's legs.