Domaine Confuron-Gindre

Domaine Confuron-Gindre

Domaine Confuron-Gindre was established six generations ago in Vosne-Romanée and is located on 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 in addition to a few in Nuits-St-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin. Edouard, Francois’ son, is gradually taking over the business, implementing qualitative evolutions in the vineyard and winery that bring some extra finesse into the wines, whilst being respectful of the history of his family enterprise.

The Domaine accounts for eleven hectares, with five village wines, four premier crus in Vosne-Romanée and one grand cru Échezeaux. This is truly a blessing, considering Vosne-Romanée is regarded as the Holy Grail for Pinot Noir lovers. The Confuron name resonates very far in Vosne-Romanée with three influential branches (including Jean-Jacques Confuron and Confuron-Cotetidot) of the family owning substantial holdings in the village.

François Confuron has always been an advocate of proper viticulture in harmony with the environment by ploughing the soils, avoiding herbicides and maintaining a healthy level of old vines within the estate. Working with biodiversity in the vineyard and pushing the roots to dig deep to find their nutrients is paramount for the Confurons.

The domain continues to perform traditional ageing, with the wines having a passage in oak barrels made by several coopers as well as different toasts of wood. The wines will then spend time in barrels over a period of about 18 months where a long malolactic fermentation will take place due to a very cool cellar. The bottling is done at the estate, while respecting the best temperatures and the lunar calendar. Finally, the domain is never complacent and is constantly questioning in order to better improve their techniques which have been transmitted between generations to evolve year after year.

Domaine Confuron-Gindre

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The Domaine has flown under the radar for quite some time, but since Edouard, François's son is gradually taking over, the Domaine is also opening up to the world by exporting more and word is slowly slipping out! Edouard is very curious and frequently visits famous neighbours in Vosne-Romanée to learn, listen and refine his skills. Furthermore, he is part of a dynamic group of young growers including Thibaud Clerget who are making wonders of late. That is great news for the future of Burgundy.

The current wines made from the Confuron-Gindre family are as follow:

- Bourgogne Aligoté – Old vines Bourgogne Chardonnay “Champs d’Argent” – Planted in 2012

- Bourgogne Pinot Noir – 2.46ha, youngest vine planted in 1992, oldest 80 years old.

- Vosne-Romanée – 2.37ha, vines from 30 to 70 years old.

- Vosne-Romanée “Haute-Maizières”

- Vosne-Romanée “La Colombière”

- Nuits-St-Georges – 1.34ha, located on the Vosne-Romanée side.

- Gevrey-Chambertin – 30 to 50 years old vines

- Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “Les Chaumes” – Planted in 1919/1920

- Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “Les Beaumonts” – 0.0592ha planted in 1994

- Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “Les Suchots”

- Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “ Les Brulées » - 0.1170ha, 50 years old on average.

- Échezeaux Grand Cru – 0.3017ha – 50 to 90 years old vines.

Watch out for this Domaine as the quality is here, and from 2017 onwards, improvements have been implemented to boost their complexity. For now, it remains a connoisseur’s secret!

Clos Cachet is honoured to import these wines in Australia and to shine the spotlight on one of the talented producers of a new generation in Vosne-Romanée. 

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