Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
Appellation: Gevrey Chambertin
From several parcels of old vines averaging 65yo located mostly north of Gevrey Chambertin with 10% coming from closer to Morey St Denis below the village. Vinified with about 50% whole bunch and aged in 30% new oak, 70% older oak. “This is also markedly floral with a very fresh nose of red berry liqueur-like aromas that are liberally laced with earth scents. There is excellent volume to the suave and very round medium-bodied flavors that display a lovely bead of minerality on the dusty, lingering and complex finale. This will need a few years of bottle age to round out but I really like the delivery. (88-91)/2019+” 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.