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.
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.