2014 Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Again a very youthful blue-edged expression, floral, firm grippy tannins and a juicy raspberry finish. It's all here but needs to complete it's malo to soften a touch. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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Bright, dark red. Lovely violet lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice. A juicy, sharply delineated midweight with good energy and complex earth tones to its flavors of dark berries and dark chocolate. Finishes brisk and juicy. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 90 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Mar 2017)
Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2016)
An elegant and beautifully complex nose combines notes of lavender, violet, plum and a broad range of spice nuances. The energetic and sleek middle weight flavors exude a fine bead of minerality where the dusty and lingering finish reveals a note of bitter cherry. Drinking range: - 2022 Rating: 89-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2016)
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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