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Francois Confuron-Gindre




Exuberant, juicy and lively Pinot Noir with robust tannins and notes of minerals, black ripe fruits and "Cow stable" (in a positive way).

The wine comes from a small municipality in the Cote d'Or, called Vosne-Romanée.

The wines from Vosne-Romanée are known as the very best Pinot Noir in the world.

It lies right between the two areas, Gevry and Chambolle, and manages to unite the two in the most elegant way. These are dark and velvety wines and the general quality is very high.


Spændstig, saftig og livlig Pinot Noir med robuste tanniner og noter af mineraler, sorte modne frugter og "ko stald" (på den gode måde).

Vinen kommer fra en lille kommune i Cöte d’or, ved navn Vosne-Romanée.

Vinene fra Vosne-Romanée er kendt som de aller bedste Pinot Noir i verden.

Den ligger sig lige i mellem de to områder, Gevry og Chambolle, og formår at forene de to på den mest elegante facon. Det er mørke og fløjlsbløde vine og den generelle kvalitet er meget høj.


Country: France

Region: Burgundy, Vosne-Romanée

Winery: Domaine Francois Confuron-Gindre

Year: 2020

Type: Red

Grapes: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


Francois Confuron-Gindre

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!

General grape descriptions

Pinot Noir

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.