Situated on the knoll of Poncié and the hill of Montgenas, terroir on slopes of crystalline rock, at the same time dry and demanding, combines the conditions needed for rediscovering the historic qualities that made Fleurie’s reputation. Gamay, black varietal with white juice.
Bright brilliant colour, reflecting garnet and violet nuances. Bouquet, fine and elegant with notes of cherry and blueberry. Palate, extremely expressive, with a freshness highlighting the balance between structure and aromatic richness.
James Suckling 90 Points
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
About Château de Poncié
A TAILOR-MADE APPROACH
At Château de Poncié, traditional methods of vine pruning “en gobelet” have progressively given way to wire training using the cordon method. Each parcel of vines is trained according to its needs, with patience and determination. Grass cover, tilling the soil and sustainable viticultural methods are now being favoured to restore life to the various terroirs.
A particular characteristic of the domaine – each parcel also receives special care and attention at harvest time. The yields never go over 45hl/ha, and are sometimes as low as 25hl/ha for certain parcels in order to obtain finesse, elegance and well ripened grapes. Around 100 grape-pickers come to the domaine each year to hand harvest the small bunches of fully ripened Gamay grapes.
Chateau de Poncié is one of the oldest and most renowned estates in Fleurie, dating back to 949 AD and producing some of the finest wines from the best terroirs in Fleurie. At the end of the 19th century, Chateau de Poncié wines were even sold at the same price as those of Clos Vougeot! Today, Joseph Bouchard oversees the viticulture and Frédéric Weber, Bouchard Père & Fils Cellar Master, the winemaking and ageing in a pure Burgundian style. All barrels used at the domain come from Bouchard Père & Fils in Beaune, seasoned by the ageing of several vintages.