On the Burgundy road again…

After lunch we were on a mission to find Sophie.  Sophie and her family own Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron in Premeaux-Prissey.  Sophie’s eldest son, Paul, did the tasting of…

  • Chambolle-Musigny 2012 Pinot noir
  • Cote de Nuits Les Vignottes 2012
  • Nuits St George Les Fleurteres 2012 – lived up to its name with perfume on the nose
  • Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2012
  • Vosne romanee Les Beaux-Monts 2012!  Premier Cru
  • Nuits St George Aux Boudots 2012 Premier Cru
  • Nuits St George Les Chaboeufs 2012  – reductiveness?
  • Clos Vougeot 2012 – Grand Cru of course
  • Romanee St Vivant 2012 also a Grand Cru

Chamblanchien is the town after Premeaux-Prissey and we had to make a quick turn at the entrance to see what this is about. Paul and his family has 2 small plots of Clos Vougeot – 1 plot has 13.5 rows and the other 11 rows.  This is very close to the Vougeot castle which means that this is prime property of which the wine would have gone to the pope a LONG time ago.  Conrad asked how Paul knew which his 13.5 or 11 rows were on this 50.6ha property.  Paul answered “You know! It is like knowing your house.  The effect of different pruning techniques might be an indicator”.  Paul’s brother is in New Zealand making Pinots and his sister be interested in a South African harvest.

Paul introduced the wines of Jean-Jacques Confuron before moving to Rhone
Paul introduced the wines of Jean-Jacques Confuron before moving to Rhone
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