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2012 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Nuits Saint Georges
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Les Vignes Rondes

A coarser texture as expected of a Nuits, juty, dense. The fruit is all here with added eau de vie, wild fruit, cherry texture. Long term, but very good. L&S (Dec 2013)

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If you like your Nuits Premiers Crus to have some firmness and backbone to them, this is your wine. The tannins are on the firm side, but they are supported by plenty of fruit concentration, with flavours of fig and black plums, pepper and clove spice and a dense, compact finish. It’s all there, but will take time to come together in bottle. 2020-28 Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, 2014)

Gratifyingly more complex than the village Nuits-St-Georges, with a stemmy character adding lovely herbal notes. Very firm tannins – really bold and drying at the moment. Slightly light body is the only drawback. 2020-2036 Rating: 17.5 Richard Hemming MW - 2014)

A distinctly floral nose of spice, plum and earth introduces relatively refined medium-bodied flavors that display a touch of wood on the solidly complex, well-balanced and persistent finish. As is typically the case this is an elegant Nuits but with the structure to reward longer-term cellaring. 2024+ Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, 2014)

Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Vignerons since the seventeenth century, the Confuron family has always selected and propagated vines to ensure that their plant material produces the highest quality, and they even have a clone of Pinot named after them - 'Pinot Confuron'.

The domaine has several Grands Cru vineyards as well as two hectares of the great Vosne Romanée Premier Cru 'Les Suchots'. There are around 12 hectares in all. The vines have never seen chemical weedkillers, and are ploughed and managed organically.

The Confurons have always used whole-bunch fermentation, picking very late, which really is a necessity if the stems are to be properly ripe and not give green flavours to the wine. A bit like the Thévenets with their whites in the Mâconnais, they pick so much later that they can seem to have different vintages to everyone else. Yves thinks that 2007 was their great vintage of the first decade of this millennium, and he'd probably be the only grower in the Côte de Nuits who would say that. Yves also makes the wines at Domaine de Courcelin Pommard, in the same way.

Yves, opinionated and laconical as ever, dismisses those who make pale wines by 'infusion' and says that failing to get the whole bunches properly ripe - and using all the bunch - is failing to get everything the terroir can offer. The wines he makes are dark, richly concentrated, and often hard to taste in their development, but experience shows that they age brilliantly

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