Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Chambolle Musigny
Appellation: Chambolle Musigny 1er cru
From 45yo vines located just below Grand cru Bonnes Mares. Vinified with about 70% whole bunch, 40% new oak. “An airy, elegant and pure nose displays a mix of mostly red berry fruit scents where there is also plenty of floral character along with hints of earth, spice and smoke. Here too there is excellent volume to the sleekly muscular and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel on the palate coating, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. This is powerful if not quite as powerful and I like the balance. (90-92)/2023+” Burghound.com January 2015
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.