2014 David Duband Hautes Cotes De Nuits Rouge 'louis Auguste'
"David Duband has been gradually been making a name for himself as part of the new generation of high quality red wine producers in the Côte de Nuits. Considering his family was based in Hautes Côtes de Nuits (in the town of Chévannes, where his domaine is still located) and he now owns multiple Grand Cru sites including Echezeaux and Charmes-Chambertin, it is fair to say he has been doing a very good job…
Since his first vintage in 1991 (when he was still a student!), David’s wines have improved every year, and he has been working to increase the domaine’s holdings. Now practicing 100% organic farming, he has also begun to use more whole cluster fermentation, averaging 30% in 2009. Whereas his first few vintages were oak-driven, he strives today to make more elegant wines that express their place of origin and his 2009 vintage is a perfect example of his success: ripe fruit but still balanced and clear."