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“The wines were very impressive - Laurent and his son run a very professional and sophisticated operation.” Peter Maude.
FortheveryfirsttimeweareabletoofferwinesfromLaurentPonsot'snewdomaine-that,asheexplains,ismoreofan “entity” than a traditionaldomaine. Following his departure in February 2017 from his family estate Domaine Ponsot, Laurent Ponsot has redefined his role as an “haute couture négociant” as he launches the wines made from his new venture. “Iliketochallenge,toinventandtrynewthings.Maybethere’snorealexplanation,”heconfessed.“Iwantedtofly.Iama pilot,”alludingtohispastlifebeforeturningtowinemaking. ButPonsothasnotcompletelyseveredhistieswithDomainePonsot.Hestillhasa25%stakeinthefamilyvineyards, namelythegrandcrusiteClosStDenisinMoreyStDenis.
DescribinghisnewwineprojectwithhissonClémentinGilly-les-Cîteaux,hesayshenowwearsmorethanonehat.“My newjobistobenotonlyavinegrower,awinemakerbuttobeanégociantaswell.Thereareseveralphases,thephaseof producing, the phase of harvesting, the phase of winemaking and the phase of ageing. But the main element is to get the rawmaterial,beitgrape,mustorbarrels.Theroleofthenégociantistofindoutwherearethebestsources,andthenage it.”
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