Domaine David Duband – Charmes Chambertin 2013
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.
Elegant and reserved – the fine structure of this wine is one of refinement and breeding. The concentrated fruit has a wonderful backbone and good structure that will age superbly.