Wine is the son of the sun and the earth (P.Claudel)

In the pursuit of Balance and the Truth of the Burgundian Terroir

"Distinctive and elegant wines, with aromas of flowers and spices. Burgundies with finesse and power, delicate and intense!” This is what David Duband hopes for in his wines. In Chevannes, in the heart of the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, where the winery is located, the talk is not of color nor tannins. The goal is not to intellectualize the wine but rather to obtain wines that are capable of transmitting the complexity of the different "climats” of Burgundy such as Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis or Gevrey-Chambertin...

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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...