Thursday, January 14, 2016

Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron (Prémeaux-Prissey) -- 2014s Tasted from Tank and Cask

Alain Meunier said that for the estate, yields in 2014 (nearly 40 hl/ha) were almost double those of 2013 (20 hl/ha) and superior to 2015 (about 33-35 hl/ha). Harvesting began on 27 or 28 September, rather late. The Asian fruit fly didn’t pose much of a problem, but nonetheless, there was a substantial sorting to be done in order to garner only the healthy and ripe grapes. All grapes were destemmed in this vintage and there was a little chapatalization, but less than in 2013. Malolactic fermentations were heterogenous – finishing between January and May, which explains the order of tasting that is somewhat different from usual, as several wines were already in tank in preparation for bottling, while others were seeing more time in cask. (Continue reading here.)