2017 David Duband Hautes Cotes de Nuits Pinot Noir
Region: Burgundy, France
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Winemaker: David Duband
Established Date: 1965
This wine comes from a cooler site close to forest on a high, steep elevation. It is a lovely wine with beautifully delineated lines and is fresh with acidity The vineyards sit just outside of David’s hometown, Chévannes, in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits. David explained that these vines planted mostly in the 1970’s are on average three degrees Celsius less throughout the growing season than the Côte de Nuits, thus delaying their picking time by weeks. Stems are included in all Duband wines (average: 30-40% for Cote de Nuit). The grapes are crushed by foot to not break stems and fermentation is usually 17-18 days, then pressed and settled in tanks for 2-3 weeks. Aged 14 months in 225l barrels ( 60-70% old wood) and then bottled with no fining or filtration.
Sommelier’s Recommendation A classic example of French Burgundy (without the $$$ price tag!) Earthy and mineral, red fruit forward that lingers on the palate. Really opens up with some time in the glass to show a very elegant, balanced wine. Think Duck, lamb and other game meats to enjoy with this wine