Domaine Confuron-Gindre - Coteaux Bourguignons 2017
This Coteaux Bourgiugnon is electrifying, with fun juicy fruit and silky, polished tannins.
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.
The Coteaux Bourguignons is a fun classification which makes Burgundy much more affordable and fun. The 2017 cuvée is a blend 2/3 Pinot and 1/3 Gamay hailing from a few plots, located at several different locations through Nuits-St-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. The wine is fully destemed, fermented and aged in stainless steel vats.
The bouquet is lush and seductive, showing blackberry and raspberry zing, peppered beef, mushrooms and black tea leaves. The palate cotes the mouth with delicious mixed berries and silky, polished tannins add to an overall feeling of finesse, something that is hard to find at this level. Enjoy with lighter dishes like pork, roast chicken, Thai beef salad, and charcuterie. Drink now by the dozen. 2/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Gamay.
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