2020 David Duband Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy, France



This wine has all that you may expect from a village wine in Chambolle: it’s sleek, focused, feminine, and just stern enough. The structure has medium tannin with great acidity and texture and comes principally from two vineyards, Les Chardannes and Les Herbues, both sitting below a series of very good 1er Cru vineyards just uphill from them and below the Grand Cru Bonnes Mares.


Regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy, David Duband took over his family domaine (Hautes Cotes de Nuits located just west of Nuits-St-George at altitudes up to 400 meters) at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting with very small family holdings David with his business partner Francois Feuillet, has added to his portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis.

David has adapted his work in both the vineyards and cellars in the last few years and is producing wines with not only remarkable finesse and detail but also exhilarating intensity and freshness. Working organically in the vineyards and with low levels of S02 in the cellar he also uses a relatively high percentage of whole bunch ferment and a low percentage of new oak for aging and this is adapted to each wine as it needs. This results in wines of striking purity with fabulous depth and intensity without sacrificing the details of the origins of each parcel of grapes. These are wines showing terroir and the soil signature of the fruit for each parcel above all else. These are wines that are built to age classically and gracefully.