Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne Romanee Les Suchots 1er Cru

Confuron-Cotetidot

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Vosne Romanee
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: 60-80 year old low-yielding vines in the famed 1er Cru vineyard of Les Suchots, which counts Echezeaux, Richebourg and Romanee-Saint-Vivant as neighbors.
Orientation: Gently east-facing, Benefits from morning sun and cool winds from atop the Cote d'Or.
Soil: Marly clay topsoils with good drainage, limestone subsoil.
Viticulture: Vineyards have never seen herbicides or pesticides. Regular ploughing, fruit is hand harvested.
Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation, long cuvaison of 2-3 weeks.
Aging: Extended barrel ageing up to two years, 10-20% new oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Notes: The Confuron family's low yielding old vines produce wines that have developed a strong reputation for their ability to age and develop. Full bodied and spicy, with rich fruit complexity and beautiful balance.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: (91-94)
Healthy medium red. Knockout nose combines redcurrant, smoky minerals, iron, flowers and fresh blood, plus a hint of prune. Dense, lush and fine-grained, but with terrific lift and sappiness to the fresh, soil-inflected flavors of redcurrant, kirsch and menthol. The vibrant, tactile finish coats the mouth with fruits and minerals and leaves the salivary glands humming.