David Duband Gevrey Chambertin 2015
David Duband lives by the philosophy of 'In the pursuit of Balance and the Truth of the Burgundian Terroir .' The wines are distinctive and elegant, with aromas of flowers and spices, finesse and power, delicacy and intensity. 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.
This Gevrey is made from 65 year old vines, from soils composed of brown limestone with regolith. Grapes are manually collected, sorted out, and converted into wine with 80 % in whole grape harvests. During 17 days of vatting, between pigeages 5 - 7 in feet are practised, as well as reassemblies. After the pressing, wines are cleaned out during 2 weeks and put in barrels. The breeding is made for 40 % in new barrels and 60 % in barrels of 1, 2, 3 years. After 14 months of breeding wines are taken away in tank during 3 months and bottled without filtration.
BurghoundInterestingly this is aromatically similar to the Cuvée Louis-Auguste though the earth character is more pronounced. That's where the similarity stops however as this is notably denser and more serious with its sleek and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent depth and persistence on the balanced and youthfully austere finale. This too is quite good and worth considering. 89-91