The creation of Domaine David Duband
Domaine David Duband came into existence in 1991, continuing from the foundation laid by Pierre Duband in 1965. The domain has been under the Nuits-Saint-Georges and Nuits-Saints-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Thorey” and “Les Proces”. The operation continued to expand, notably in 1995 after the departure of Pierre Duband and the recovery of his plots of land. There was also the arrival of the Premier Grand Cru in the Duband range (Echezeaux Grand Cru), following the acquisition of a parcel in Vosne Romanee. In 2002, David Duband created a grape buying company in Chambolle-Mussigny, Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey Chambertin. In 2006, he obtained parcels from Domaine Truchot; 7 hectares of vines which belonged to Grand Crus such as “Clos de la Roche” or “Charmes Chambertin”. The last acquisitions to the domain were in 2009, with the arrival of the Grand Crus: Chambertin and Latricieres-Chambertin.
The domain has invested heavily in the development of new facilities. In 2007, a new winery and new wine cellar were built. A new storage, reception, and tasting facility were built in 2012. These investments have reinforced Domaine Duban’s capacity and ability to produce and promote the great wines of Burgundy, known for their subtle reflections of exceptional terroir.
Clay and Limestone in Burgundy
Domaine David Duband is planted in the heart of the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, in Chevannes. It is spread over 17 hectares of land and 23 appellations. Pinot Noir is the king grape variety of red Burgundy wines, and planted on clay and limestone based soil. The formidable complexity of the Burgundy climates confide elegant characteristics: a delicate and intense balance between finesse and power. The vines (average age: 50 years old) are cultivated organically since 2006; under the label Ecocert.
David Duband is always searching for innovation, in 2008 he made the decision to practice “whole grape harvests”. 60%-80% of the grapes are left whole during the tank maceration process, with the goal of accentuating the structure and finesse of the wine.
The wines of Domaine David Duband
The red wines, which represent the majority of the domain’s production, are aged in barrels for 15 to 17 months. This results in classy, elegant wines with hints of red and black fruit and spices.
Every wine has its proper style and personality.
The Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “les Broc” 2012 is distinguished by its gourmet characteristics, its generosity and velvety tannins. While the rich, powerful, and elegant tannin structure are the predominant personality of the Chambolle Mussigny 2012. The Gevery-Chambertin 2012 emits light spice aromas, with a light touch of wood that brings an amplitude of freshness in the mouth. We recognize Nuit-Saint-Georges 2012 by its black fruit aromas, which are slightly candied, as well as its incredible balance between sweetness, power, and structure.