David Duband 2019 Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France
The quality of David Duband’s wines has steadily advanced since he took over his family’s domaine in 1991. In 1999 he began the move away from conventional farming and became completely certified organic in 2006. In 2005, his friend and business partner, François Feuillet, managed to buy vineyards from Jacky Truchot, which included privileged old-vine parcels in the Grand Crus, Clos de la Roche and Charmes-Chambertin.
* Winemaker: David Duband
* Farming: Organic (certified)
* Variety: Pinot Noir
* Terroir: mixture of vineyards, starting with the superstar communes, Morey-Saint-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny. The location of these vineyards is very low on the slope where deep clay and limestone rock topsoil lifts the wine’s deliciously plush fruit and easy accessibility. Another proportion comes from the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, further west from the Côte d’Or by about a fifteen-minute drive. These parcels are much higher in altitude (around 1,500 feet, with the others on the main Côte around 800 feet) and on very stony soil which imparts a touch of tension and nice, soft and cool minerally textures.
* Vinification: Hand-harvested and sorted, with up to 40% whole cluster fermentation.
* Aging: 30% New French Oak, 70% neutral 225l French barrels for 14 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
* Tasting Note: Red-fruited, spicy, earthy, with cool mineral tones.