Domaine David Duband – Bourgogne Blanc 2011
Regarded as one of Burgundy’s fastest rising stars, David Duband has been carefully crafting wines from his family’s estate in Chevannes since 1991. Starting with very small holdings in Côtes de Nuits, he has expanded his portfolio to include exceptional old Grand Cru vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis. Duband works his 17 hectares of vines organically and bio-dynamically with very low levels of S02 and harvests entirely by hand. In the cellar, he uses a high percentage of whole bunch ferment and a low percentage of new oak for ageing. His modern winemaking style emphasise clean, ripe fruit, exhilarating intensity and freshness without sacrificing the interpretation of the origins of each parcel of grapes.
Although more famous for his reds, this is a very charming white wine. An expressive nose of ripe white fruit, a floral touch, and hints of minerality. Great harmony on the palate with a crisp acidity and long minerality. A truly lovely Bourgogne Blanc.