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Winery Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot
Farming Practicessustainable with organic practices
Soilsclayey limestone soils
Trellis systemGuyot
Harvest Techniqueby hand based on the timing of lunar cycles
Year Vines Were Planted2000
Fermentationfermentation in 15% stainless steel, 20% new oak, and 65% used oak
Malolacticfull malolactic fermentation in barrel and tank
Maturation12 months in barrel / assembled in tank and rests for 3 months
Item NoFR2540
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Rully
Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot Rully

Jean-Baptiste Ponsot farms a total 8.5 hectares in the Rully AOP with a deep respect for the land that his family has been fostering for three generations. He employs organic practices but hasn’t sought out certification, preferring instead to prioritize the intrinsic health of the ecosystem and his vines. Domaine Ponsot’s holdings cover parts of three Rully premier crus in Burgundy: Molesme, Montpalais, and La Fosse. In addition to the 1er cru parcels, Ponsot farms 2.83 hectares in the “En Bas de Vauvry” Monopole as well as another 0.46 ha in “Rully Village” vineyards

Domaine Ponsot was established by Lucien Ponsot in 1954 without essentially releasing a commercial “Domaine Ponsot” bottling. Lucien’s son, Bernard, had gradually expanded the family’s vineyard plots and selling the fruit to Olivier Leflaive. The stewardship transferred to Jean-Baptiste in 2000 when he was 20 years old. Since then Ponsot has been pursuing the establishment of a Domaine Ponsot ethos by small steps.

When Ponsot assumed control of the domaine, he started to gradually plant the underutilized parcels of land owned by the estate. Valuing the health of the soil and environment, Ponsot does not use insecticide, herbicides, or harsh antifungals. Any synthetic treatments are mindfully chosen over organic alternatives on the basis that the specific synthetic products are less intrusive than the organically derived ones. He is using copper at half the rate of his neighbors, supplementing the spray schedule with preventative and homeopathic methods.