David Duband Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2016

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Sub-Appellation: Hautes Cotes de Nuits
Region: Burgundy, France


France, Burgundy


Since the estate was passed on in 1991, David Duband, a viticulturalist passionate about nature and the great wines of Burgundy, has imprinted his style by privileging the truth of the terroir. David Duband likes lively, racy and elegant wines expressing the subtleties and the incredible diversity of Burgundy wine climates. Since 2008, he has chosen to vinify his great Burgundy wines from whole harvests. The noble bitterness of the roundup bringing finesse and elegance to the pinot noir.

Medium red. At once very ripe and fresh, offering lovely violet lift to its blackberry fruit aroma. Juicy and firmly built, conveying good shape and verve to its dark berry and saline mineral flavors. The wine's chewy tannins are nicely buffered by mid-palate extract. An excellent village wine in the making. Duband volunteered that overly tannic Nuits-Saint-Georges wines are "not a problem of the vineyards but of the vinifiers." (88-91) Vinous Media January 2018