Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Morey St Denis
Appellation: Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Just 2 barrels produced from 65yo old vines located in the heart of the old original part of “Le Clos de la Roche” purchased from the Louis Remy holdings. Vinified with about 80% whole bunch and 40% new oak.
“An intensely floral nose features notes of violets, lilac and rose petal along with hints of Asian tea, game and earth on the mix of both red and blue pinot fruit aromas. There is superb intensity to the powerful and overtly muscular medium weight plus flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the structured and explosively persistent finish. This is a big but not rustic Clos de la Roche that should amply reward long-term cellaring and in any event will need it. (91-94)/2028+” 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.