Region, Subregion, Country:
Chambolle Musigny, France
A pretty, airy and decidedly cool yet ripe nose consists of dark cherry, raspberry, cassis and softly spicy aromas that are framed in hints of wood and menthol. The palate impression of the medium-bodied flavors is suave yet refined and energetic while reflecting a discreet minerality on the mildly austere bitter cherry pit-inflected finish. Considering the vineyard components that make up this wine, it's actually quite robust and powerful so patience advised.
One of Burgundy’s most highly-regarded estates, the 20 acres of Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron are now controlled by Sophie Meunier-Confuron and her husband Alain Meunier. They took over from Sophie’s father in 1988, and converted all parcels to organic viticulture in 1990. The wines are brilliant examples of the concept of “power without weight”, with great depth of flavors wrapped up in refinement and elegance. The entire range is outstanding here – the Côte de Nuits-Villages “les Vignottes” is a tremendous value for the quality, and their Romanée-Saint Vivant is a reference standard for one of the most refined of all Grand Crus.