Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Grand Cru, Echezeaux
The Premier Cru terroirs of Les Suchots divide the Echézeaux Grand Cru plots from those of the Vosne-Romanée, a stone’s throw to the south. Here, in this part of the world, Pinot Noir achieves it zenith, at least in the eyes (indeed all senses) of Burgundy obsessives.
At Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot organic practices come by way of tradition rather than the usual born-again idea than ‘if it was good enough for my grand-père…’ and so on.
The wine itself see very little piégeage and more time on oak than many others (18-24 months). What results is the finest of the Domaine’s Grand Crus, unlike the weightier Vougeots and Chambertins. The Confuron-Cotetidot Echézeaux Grand Cru is dreamily aromatic and perfectly cut on the palate, not a stitch out of place.
Red: its colour is ruby, shading towards the darker tones of magenta and purple. Its bouquet is redolent of animal, spice notes, underbrush, and prune, evolving with age towards musk, leather, fur and mushroom. When young, its aromas suggest rose, violet and fresh cherry. On the palate, there is a heightened attack and an agreeable balance between supple tannins and fully-rounded flavour. The dense texture and tight grain of these wines fully open after 4-5 years in the cellar.