Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
Appellation: Chambertin Grand Cru (Le Chambertin is the most highly prized of the 9 Grand Crus of Gevrey-Chambertin)
'(from vines next to Leroy, with both parcels coming from the original Domaine Remy estate; vinified with 100% whole clusters): Moderately saturated medium red. Outstanding finesse and lift to the perfumed aromas of rose petal, spices and earth. Wonderfully suave and deep, displaying outstanding nuance and energy to the seamless flavors of red fruits, flowers, minerals and spices; more red than black in character. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding rising length. Utterly palate-staining but with zero impression of heaviness. Superb, classy Chambertin in the making.’ (92-95) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, Jan 2016
Regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy, David Duband took over his family domaine a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting with very small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to his portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis.
In recent years David has adapted his work in both the vineyards and cellars and in the last few years is producing wines with not only remarkable finesse and detail but also exhilarating intensity and freshness. Working organically in the vineyards and with low levels of S02 in the cellar he also uses a relatively high percentage of whole bunch ferment and a low percentage of new oak for ageing and this is adapted to each wine as it needs. This results in wines of striking purity with fabulous depth and intensity without sacrificing the details of the origins of each parcel of grapes. These are wines showing terroir and the soil signature of the fruit for each parcel above all else. These are wines that are built to age classically and gracefully.