The Confuron-Cotétidot name began in 1964 with the union of legendary winemaker Jean-Jacques "Jacky" Confuron to Bernadette Cotétidot. Jacky has since relinquished day-to-day operation of the Domaine to his two very capable oenologist sons, Yves and Jean-Pierre.
With old vines spread over four villages in the Côte de Nuits, this is a very impressive array of Village, Premier and Grand Cru sites.
The Confuron sons, in addition to handling the vines and wines of this property, hold other important positions as well. Yves Confuron is the regisseur of superstar Pommard estate, Domaine de Courcel. While Jean-Pierre Confuron keeps busy with assignments at Château de la Tour (Vougeot) and the Chanson firm.
In general, the goal is to rely on their low-yielding, late picked old vines (avg. 65 yrs) to reveal each climat’s character, preferring a minimalist approach in the cellar to achieve optimum expression. While the style here could be called "traditional", it is also fleshy and rich with plenty of up-front fruit from whole bunch fermentation, allowing for early accessibility without compromising ageing potential. These wines age brilliantly as the vintages in today’s offer will attest!
Confuron-Cotétidot’s harvest is always late to ensure the grapes are truly ripe. A long cuvaison (2-3 weeks) followed by barrel ageing for almost two years prior to bottling without fining and filtration. New oak is kept to a minimum and minimal sulphur additive. Unusual for Burgundy, Confuron-Cotétidot’s vines have NEVER been treated with herbicides or pesticides (almost all of Burgundy was treated shamelessly throughout the 50s and 60s) !!
These are quintessential Burgundies; deep, rich, refined, sensual... some of the finest reds produced in Burgundy today! Luscious mouthfeel, expressive, gentle and well polished.