From the Vine to the Vat
Observe, Listen and Understand
When David Duband joined his father Pierre at the head of the family domaine, the estate was comprised of 15 hectares of vines in Chevannes, in the heart of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and 5 hectares in Nuits St Georges. At the time, the grapes were sold to the local coop and the estate concentrated all of its efforts on viticulture.
In 1991, having just received his diploma from the school of oenology in Beaune, David Duband decided to vinify his first vintage. The perfect opportunity for a talented and enterprising spirit to test and experiment the different techniques of vinification.
David Duband's winemaking philosophy
was the fruit of the vineyard work of his father and expert advice from his
mentor Robert Jayer in Magny-les-Villers. He listened to the teachings of his
cousins during internships at the Domaines Arlaud and Pierre Amiot
in Morey-Saint-Denis. But it is also his profound love for the wines of
Burgundy and the great achievements of Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and Armand Rousseau in
Gevrey-Chambertin that inspired and guided his choices in regards to vinification.
Choices that are now widely recognized...