Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot 2017 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Burgundy, France
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Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot 2017 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Burgundy
What is a Passetoutgrain? Historically, most or all red wine growers in Burgundy produced a Passetoutgrain in order to have an easy drinking, every day wine for themselves and their clients so that they would not rob the cradle and drink their age-worthy wines too young. Current times have seen most growers move towards a softer, easier, more fruit-forward style for all of their wines, and thus have replanted what Gamay they had with Pinot Noir.
Winemakers: Yves and Jean-Pierre Confuron
Farming: Organic practicing
Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir & 50% Gamay
Vinification: Harvests are always later than most to insure ripe stems. The grapes are then fermented in whole clusters, undergoing long cuvaisons of 2 to 3 weeks, and extended barrel-aging up to 2 years. New oak levels range from 10-20% in the village wines and up to 50% in the grand crus.
Tasting Notes: Bottled unfined and unfiltered, the wines display incredible aromatic intensity, spicy fruit, and an elegant minerality from their exceptional terroirs. The passetoutgrain is an easy drinker, humming with red fruits, hints of florality and a touch of earthy backbone. Pairs well with mushroom dishes, game birds and lighter fare.
The Confuron family have been vignerons since the seventeenth century during the reign of Louis XIV. Their specialty was, and continues to be, vine selection and propagation. They have led the way in identifying top selections massales and even have a clone of the noble Pinot Noir in their name: Pinot Confuron.