Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Domaine CONFURON-COTETIDOT -- 2013s from Cask

Domaine CONFURON-COTETIDOT (Vosne-Romanée)

2013s from Cask

The small yields have hit especially hard here. In 2012, yields were but 20-22 hl/ha; in 2013 there were 14-16 hl/ha; and in 2014, when many Côte de Nuits producers finally received a vintage of decent size, Confuron-Cotétidot was one of a not insignificant minority that did not – same quantity as 2012. But at least one can say the same here as at many other estates that I visited –the quality did not suffer, the horrendous conditions notwithstanding. And not suffering for Confuron-Cotétidot means wines of the highest quality – on the same level as those of some other producers whose wines have now gone to speculative levels, something that has not happened here (yet). (Continue reading.)