At Domaine Ponsot we produce wines uninfluenced by fashion. These choice are not dictated by a kind of occultism resulting from what today is known as "non-interventionism". On the contrary, it is much more difficult to resist the temptation, however human it may be, to correct such and such a defect appearing during the maturation of the wine, or to take action earlier in the process and modify vine cultivation in order to standardise quality and protect against climatic hazards.
We love Wine. We love it because it's alive.
To love it for the happiness and pleasure it brings, we are willing to put up with its bad moods, its absences and its weaknesses. We live in an impatient world, and fashion encourages us to gratify those immediate desires imposed on us through the media and through profitability.
Swimming against the tide has never been easy. When it happens in sport, the media are only too happy to commend it. When it comes to food and wine, it would appear that some critics prefer to keep your head firmly under the water… It is often the case that our wines are inaccessible for a certain period of time, and only show themselves after a long and ungrateful adolescence, revealing a sensual and elegant being when they reach maturity. We respect the consumer and will not therefore sell any wine that does not fulfil the expectations of its appellation and its vintage. We would either send it to the distillery (as we did for the Morey Clos des Monts Luisants 1993 and 2012), or we would declassify it and reduce the price (as we did for practically all wines in the 1994 vintage).