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.
Deep red-ruby. Tight but tangy scents of black fruits, crushed stone, minerals and licorice, plus an exotic suggestion of white stone fruits. Wonderfully sappy, precise and energetic, conveying an impression of density without weight. This silky, refined wine is still a baby but its ripe, granular tannins and finishing juiciness suggest it will be a beauty with six or eight years of cellaring.