Domaine Confuron-Gindre - Coteaux Bourguignons 2019
This Coteaux Bourguignon is electrifying, with fun juicy fruit and silky, polished tannins.
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 (Domaine Romanée-Conti does), François Confuron-Gindre owns a myriad of ideally located vineyards in Vosne-Romanée and a smattering in Nuits-St-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin. The Domaine accounts for 11 hectares, with five village wines, across the aforementioned villages; four Premier Crus in Vosne-Romanée; and the one Grand Cru from 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 now out.
The Coteaux Bourguignon is a buoyant, entry-level classification, which highlights Burgundy’s fun and approachable side. The 2017 cuvée is a blend of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay hailing from a few plots, located at several different locations throughout Nuits-St-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. The wine is fully destemed, fermented and aged in stainless steel vats.
The bouquet is lush and seductive, presenting zippy blackberry and raspberry fruit, peppered beef, mushrooms and black tea leaves. One the palate, the wine coats the mouth with a delicious mixed berry profile and silky, polished tannins. It’s a finessed rendition, something that is hard to find at this level, for enjoying 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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