Domaine Confuron-Gindre - Vosne-Romanée 1er cru "Les Brulees" 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.
The plot Les Brulées is a very interesting climat to work, it is located in the Combe Brulées. “Combe being the name expressing a small closed valley”. The plot represents 110 hectares, 70 with vines over 50 years old.
Two barrel from the south side of Brûlées. A bit of whole bunch, one third, to help fill the tank. Medium deep purple. Takes time to coax out the nose but it is relatively fine. Fills the mouth in quite fresh red fruit with firm tannins and a little acidity to finish. 90-93 points, Jasper Morris, IB. 100% Pinot Noir.