Certified Organic (Ecocert)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: France, Burgundy, Nuits St Georges
Appellation: Nuits St Georges 1er cru
From 32 yo vines in this exceptional 1er cru site just above the village. 80% whole bunches in the ferment with ageing in 40% new barrels and 60% older barrels for 14 months being moved back to tank for 3 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
'Dark red. Subdued scents of black raspberry and minerals, with a hint of smoky oak. Plush in texture but with lovely snap to the cranberry, boysenberry, blackberry and violet flavors. In fact, this is a bit youthfully disjointed in the early going, with its pliant mid-palate texture slightly dried on the back but granular tannins. But this juicy, persistent wine is long on flavor and should reward cellaring.’ (90-92) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, January 2017
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.