2014 Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Gevrey Chambertin

Lovely colour again. Ripe cassis and blackberry, a very youthful 'blue-edged' taste. Freshness and positive grip, and excellent intensity to the fruit on the finish. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2015)

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Bright dark red. Less unrelievedly black on the nose than the village Vosne, offering scents of raspberry, redcurrant, meat and earth. Then juicy, savory and tightly wound, showing little easy sweetness. With more soil character than primary fruit today, this rather serious village wine will need time to unwind in bottle. The tannins arrive late and build. Drinking range: 2020 - 2028 Rating: 89+ Stephen Tanzer, 2017)

Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, 2016)

Bright crimson. Cherry juice on the nose and very structured. Lots of confidence and drive. Very easy to like and chock-full of fruit. Clean and persistent. Drinking range: 2017 - 2022 Rating: 16+ Jancis Robinson MW OBE - 2016)

(the majority of this comes from Champs-Chenys, which is situated next to Charmes and it tends to be more elegant than most Gevrey villages wines). There is enough reduction present to push the underlying fruit to the background. The restrained, cool and intense medium weight flavors possess excellent precision and plenty of minerality that adds a touch of life to the impressively long and complex finish. The supporting tannins are quite fine-grained and should allow this terrific effort to be enjoyed earlier than usual. Highly recommended. Drinking range: - 2022 Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, 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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