|Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits
One of the paler colours with a stylish light strawberry fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, so similar in style to Petite Chapelle in which En Ergot forms an enclave. The structure is a little more prominent here as the fruit is a little in reserve.
I was quite excited to taste this exlusive and small Gevrey 1er of 1.17 ha for a most curious but nonetheless true set of circumstances. Readers may find it interesting to know that, at least to the best of my knowledge, no wine has been declared as En Ergot since perhaps the 19th century! It is however used as part of several Gevrey 1er blends from such producers as Tortochot and Trapet Père. Both have substantial holdings, or at least large enough to easily make a separately bottled cuvée but alas, they do not. Ponsot farms .42 ha
There are again plenty of floral elements present on the earthy black raspberry-suffused nose that displays a top note of kirsch. The succulent and rounded middle weight flavors possess a beguiling texture along with mineral hints while displaying focused power on the noticeably firmer and youthfully austere but not really rustic finale. Lovely stuff and I particularly like the texture.
Gevrey En Ergot was among the recent purchases of this domaine. The parcel is located in a well-placed section, carved out of La Petite Chapelle, which is downslope from Chapelle-Chambertin. The wine has a lovely richness and more ripeness than the other Ponsot offerings seem to have. It possesses an impressive density of dark plummy fruit and plenty of tannins, without losing the hallmark, beautiful purity of the Ponsot wines.