“Alain Meunier produces seductive wines that are captivating, rich, but never overwhelming.”
The soils in Côte de Nuits result on the consequences of the uplift of the Alps and the collapse of the plain of the Saône. The vines are mainly planted on limestone slopes. At the summit sits the famous "stone of premeaux", giving Romanée-Conti, Richeboug, and La Tâche outstanding wines. The soils are formed of calcareous scree, limestone, and red silt with a large diversity of terroir contributing to the typicality of the Côte de Nuits wines.
History / Ethos
Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron spans over 9 hectares around the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, with 14 appellations, all in the Côte de Nuits sub-region. The plantings consist of 95% of Pinot Noir. Sophie Confuron and Alain Meunier took over the run of the estate in 1988 and adopted an Organic approach from the 1991 vintage. The domaine benefits from a high proportion of old vines, especially the Romanée St-Vivant Grand Cru vineyard planted in 1929.