CLASSIC BOURGOGNE ROUGE
A nice and really easy-drinking Bourgogne. In the glass this wine is a little darker than you would usually expect from Burgundy, edging closer to deep ruby in colour. On the nose there is oak and fresh red fruit such as raspberry, strawberry. On the palate the red fruit is confirmed and is joined by a bit of spice and earth, solid medium-plus tannins, medium acidity, and a medium-minus finish. Overall a very drinkable, enjoyable, and relatively simple young Burgundy.
KLASSISK BOURGOGNE ROUGE
En dejlig og virkelig letdrikkelig Bourgogne. I glasset er denne vin lidt mørkere, end du normalt ville forvente fra Bourgogne, og kantede tættere på dyb rubin i farven. På næsen er der egetræ og frisk rød frugt som hindbær, jordbær. I ganen bekræftes den røde frugt og ledsages af en smule krydderi og jord, faste medium-plus tanniner, medium syre og en medium-minus finish. Samlet set en meget drikkelig, fornøjelig og relativt enkel ung Bourgogne.
Winery: Francois Confuron-Gindre
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Aging: Oak barrels
ABOUT THE WINERY
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 Monopole of La Tâche (Romanée-Conti does), François Confuron-Gindre owns a myriad of ideally located vineyards in Vosne-Romanée alongside a smattering in Nuits-St-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin. The Domaine accounts for 11 hectares, including five Village wines across the aforementioned appellations; four Premier Crus in Vosne-Romanée; and 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 out!
Domaine Confuron-Gindre blev etableret for seks generationer siden i Vosne-Romanée og ligger på Rue de La Tâche. Et godt tegn!
Selvom de ikke ejer Monopolen i La Tâche (Romanée-Conti gør), ejer François Confuron-Gindre et utal af ideelt beliggende vinmarker i Vosne-Romanée sammen med en smattering i Nuits-St-Georges og Gevrey-Chambertin. Domaine tegner sig for 11 hektar, herunder fem landsbyvine på tværs af de førnævnte betegnelser; fire Premier Crus i Vosne-Romanée; og en Grand Cru fra Échezeaux. En velsignelse i betragtning af Vosne-Romanée er den hellige gral for Pinot Noir-elskere.
Domaine har været under radaren i et godt stykke tid, men siden Edouard, Francois søn, gradvist overtager, er ordet ude!
The fashionable red burgundy grape is capable of producing divinely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but often unwilling or unable to do so. Pinot Noir is sensitive to the size of crop it is expected to produce, and many vapid examples exemplify an over-demanding yield. It ripens relatively early so is not suitable for very warm regions where there would be no time to develop interesting flavours before acid levels plummet. On the other hand, many of the cooler regions in which it thrives suffer autumn rains which can rot Pinot's thin-skinned berries, resulting in pale, tainted wines. The Pinot Noir grower's lot is not an easy one.
This ancient eastern French vine is, with Gouais Blanc, parent of a host of other varieties including Chardonnay, Gamay and the Muscadet grape Melon de Bourgogne. Because it is so old, there are many well-established mutations such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier and there is enormous variation in wine quality between different clones. Planting the wrong clone in the wrong place is one of many reasons for the wide variation in quality between different red burgundies and different varietal Pinot Noirs from elsewhere.
The positive side of all this is that Pinot Noir is a very transparent grape. It really can communicate the difference in terroir, or grape-growing environment, between adjacent plots of vineyard.