Domaine Confuron-Gindre - Vosne-Romanée 1er cru "Les Beaumonts" 2021
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.
Les Beaumonts is a fairly young vine planted in 1994. The exposure of this plot is in the direction of the hillside, facing due East above the plots of Echezeaux. Located mid-slope, it receives strong light giving good photosynthesis and good maturity.
The Confuron-Gindre holding is on a strip with lots of stones, that needs to be picked early. Deep purple to black, a beautiful concentrated nose in which the fruit is really expressive. This is fully open, you can taste the grape skins, not kirsch or prunes, but fully ripe. 30% stems bring a lift of freshness and the saline touch, more than pepper. Promising. 2019 Review, Jasper Morris, IB. 100% Pinot Noir.