Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Flagey-Echezeaux
Appellation: Echezeaux Grand Cru
80% whole bunch - from 80 yo vines in Les Rouges du Bas purchased from the Louis Remy family.
’(from 80-year-old vines; 45% new): Bright, dark red. The nose shows an almost liqueur-like quality to the aromas of candied cherry and raspberry. Then plush and sweet in the mouth but with a firm mineral underpinning to the wine's primary red fruit flavors. Turns much tighter on the back half, finishing with a darker fruit character, brooding medicinal reserve, and notes of herbs and mint. The wine's solid tannins still call for more élevage.’ (91-93) 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.