David Duband 2019 Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru, 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: David’s Clos de la Roche parcel begins at the uptick of the slope in the original lieu-dit that this Grand Cru takes its name. It’s made from vines planted in 1960 (formerly owned by Jacky Truchot) and easily live up to the expectation.
* Vinification: Hand-harvested and sorted, with up to 100% whole cluster fermentation.
* Aging: 50% New French Oak, 50% neutral 225l French barrels for 14 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
* Tasting Note: Upon first opening, its thoroughbred power quickly dominates the nose and the palate and begins to slowly unravel pure ethereal pleasures, forgiving the sin and relieving the regret of infanticide for such a great vin de garde. The soil in Clos de la Roche are notoriously shallow and the bedrock hard, making for a wine of richness, angles and a broad range of high-toned, complex nuances.
We Also Recommend
Mas Que Vinos 2021 'Los Conejos Malditos' Rosado, Tierra de Castilla, Spain