Domaine Confuron-Gindre - Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016
This Nuits-St-Georges is classy and penetrating, with strong energising aromas of red and black fruit and rose petal.
Domaine Confuron-Gindre has been established six generations ago in Vosne-Romanée and is located Rue de La Tâche. A great sign! Though they don't own the monopoly of la Tâche (Romanée-Conti does), François Confuron-Gindre owns a myriad of ideally located vineyards in Vosne-Romanée and hints in Nuits-St-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin. The Domaine accounts for 11 hectares, with five village wines, four premier crus in Vosne-Romanée and one grand cru Échezeaux. A blessing, considering Vosne-Romanée is the Holy Grail for Pinot Noir lovers. The Domaine has been under the radar for quite some time, but since Edouard, Francois's son is gradually taking over, the word is out.
This cuvée composed of 4 plots on the southern border of Vosne-Romanée, the age of the plots goes from 15 to 80 years for a total surface of 1.34 ha. The wine spends 18 months in barrel with 30% new barrels.
The bouquet is robust showing aromas of black cherries and bramble fruit with hints of smoke, sage and violets. The palate has a deep fruit profile of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry followed by strong minerality that accents a balsamic and vanilla oak tannin structure. It can be enjoyed with venison, veal, duck, quail, kangaroo, smoked meats and charred eggplant. Drink now with a 1hr decant or age till 2027+. 100% Pinot Noir.
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