With wines in 16 out of 25 of France's Michelin star restaurants, you know Domaine Duband is a sure-fire winner. Meticulous in approach (organic, whole bunch fermentation, pigeage by foot) his wine is a work of art. Fine, silky, expressive Burgundy.
Beyond the Label
Silky, fresh berry fruits, liquorice and spice, firm grip finish
Bright strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, notes of spice, leaf
It was David Duband's father, Pierre, who started the estate in 1965. He bought 15 hectares of land in the then unfashionable Côtes de Nuits, 9km west of Nuits St George, and grew grapes. These he sold to the cooperative in Beaune. In 1991, David joined and the first wine was made at the domaine. He took over four years later. There have been many changes since, with the acquisition of 5 Grands and 7 Premiers Crus and a new winery built in 2007. They have farmed organically since 2006 and introduced whole bunch fermentation since 2008. With wines from 23 Burgundy appellations and listings in 16 out of 25 of France's Michelin-star restaurants, David is obviously doing something right! From an exceptional vintage, this is a very fine red.
"Red fruit and herbs on the nose. Hint of thyme. Taut and herby. Great freshness and precise shape"
Julia Harding MW JancisRobinson.com