Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Domaine CONFURON-COTÉTIDOT (Vosne-Romanée) -- 2016 Tasted from Barrel

Yves Confuron said that harvesting began on 5 October and he had no problem with the rains that came some days later (presumably all the grapes were in — the small yields made for very rapid harvesting). Overall yield for the estate in 2016 was but 11 hl/ha. As always, the grapes were vinified without destemming.

Year after year, this estate produces, at all appellation levels, some of the most compelling wines in Burgundy to my taste.  The village wines are at premier cru level, the premiers crus at grand cru level, and the grands crus at the top of their respective appellations.

The wines may not be as easy to understand as those from other estates and may need more time than many, but the quality here is magnificent. (Continue reading here.)