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.
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 is definitely 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.
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).
This Nuits-st-Georges from Confuron-Cotetidot probably started out with an earthy nose of dark berries and lead to well-concentrated and openly robust medium-bodied flavours and a fine, dusty and mouth-coating finish. But,...