Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron, a 19-acre plot of beauty in Premeaux in the Côte de Nuits, began as yet another wine world love story. It was founded in 1926 after the marriage of Jean Confuron, who hailed from Vosne-Romanée, and Anne Marie Bouchard, whose family was based in Premeaux. Both families were in the wine industry, so the both brought vines to the contract; the newlyweds then decided to settle in Premeaux, and in the years that followed, grew there domaine exponentially. Jean-Jacques Confuron covers 12 appellations, including sections of Pinot Noir-dominant, highly esteemed grand cru vineyards Clos de Vougueot and Romanée-Saint-Vivant. The wines are fermented in both stainless steel and oak, then placed into barrels after macerating for a brief time. While many Burgundy producers continue to eschew new oak, the domaine does, in fact, utilize a higher proportion of it for its grand crus. When it is time to bottle, the task is completed without filtering. The domaine’s portfolio is impressive, but one of its most popular fine wines is its Romanée-Saint-Vivant. Well-structured, balanced and robust, it is probably the most charming of all Jean-Jacques Confuron wines.