15% off $500 minimum purchase with the promo code : FEB24 | Buy now *Excluding wine futures, rare wines, on sale items and "no discount applicable" wines. Not cumulable with other promo codes and our loyalty program offers. Valid until 02/29/2024 included.

David Duband Wines

Domaine David Duband was created in 1991, and is an extension of Pierre Duband operation which was initiated in 1965. Ever since, this property in Burgundy is spread over the appellations...Read More

Products (0)
Domaine Faiveley Wines
Joseph Drouhin Wines
Lucien Le Moine Wines
Domaine Denis Mortet
Hubert Lignier Wines
Domaine A.F. Gros Wines
Gilbert et Christine Felettig Wines
Serafin Pere & Fils
Dugat-Py Wines
Meo-Camuzet Wines
Domaine Leflaive Wines
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Wines
Armand Rousseau Wines
Domaine Prieure Roch
Pierre Girardin
Olivier Leflaive Wines
Millesima Wines
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Wines
Chateau de la Maltroye Wines
Domaine Jacques Prieur Wines
Leroy Wines
Domaine Bruno Clair
Patrick Piuze Wines
Domaine Jobard-Morey
Domaine Sylvain Morey Wines
Domaine Bernard Moreau
Domaine Alain Burguet Wines
Georges Lignier et Fils
Domaine Nicole Lamarche
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy
Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Wines
Domaine Louis Boillot
Domaine Jean Grivot Wines
Domaine Rollin Pere et Fils
Domaine Pierre Guillemot
Louis Jadot Wines
Domaine Arlaud
Domaine Rougeot Pere et Fils
Domaine Anne Gros Wines
Domaine Francois Mikulski Wines
Armand Heitz
Sylvain Cathiard Wines
Comte Armand Wines
Dujac Wines
Domaine Fourrier Wines
Domaine de la Vougeraie Wines
Domaine Parent Wines
Domaine Virgile Lignier-Michelot
Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey
Domaine du Roc des Boutires
Domaine Laroche Wines
Fanny Sabre Wines
Domaine Trapet PĂšre et Fils Wines
Domaine Christian Moreau Pere Fils Wines
Domaine Ampeau Robert Et Fils Wines
Dominique Gallois
Domaine Ponsot
Clos de Tart
Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Wines
Domaine d'Auvenay
Domaine Blain-Gagnard
Vincent Girardin Wines
Pillot Jean-Marc
Domaine Henri Costal
Billaud-Simon Wines
Domaine Chevillon
Domaine Emmanuel Rouget Wines
Domaine Bruno Clavelier Wines
Daniel-Etienne Defaix
Charles Audoin
Domaine Clos de la Chapelle
Domaine Michel Lafarge Wines
Thibault Liger-Belair Wines
JJ Vincent Wines
Camille Giroud Wines
Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Wines
Chandon de Briailles Wines
Domaine Humbert Freres
Drouhin Vaudon
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Wines
Domaine Marc Morey et Fils
Domaine de la Jobeline
Domaine Hoffmann-Jayer
Philippe Pacalet
Domaine Roblet-Monnot
Domaine Jessiaume
Domaine des Lambrays
Domaine Fichet
Domaine Follin-Arbelet
Olivier Bernstein Wines
Chateau Fuisse Wines
Louis Latour Wines
Bouchard Pere Fils Wines
Domaine Remi Jobard
Domaine Philippe Charlopin Wines
Domaine Servin
Claude Dugat Wines
Rapet Pere Fils Wines
Pierre Damoy Wines
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Wines

David Duband | One Man's Focus on the Climats of Burgundy

David Duband: A Rising Star in Burgundy

When his father asked him to take over his vineyard in the Hautes-CĂŽtes de Nuits and Nuits-Saint-Georges, a 20-year-old David Duband was probably still unaware of the legacy he would one day build upon the terroirs of Burgundy. The talented winemaker now manages roughly 50 acres of vines, expanding over 23 appellations, among them some of the most prestigious in the region. Deeply dedicated to expressing in every bottle the unique characteristics of each vine plot, Duband has chosen to return to the traditional Burgundian approach to wine making, one that emphasizes natural organic processes in the vineyard and whole cluster fermentation in the winery. The result is a stunning array of wines, whose complex aromas echo the dazzling patchwork of Burgundy's "climats."


David Duband: A Rising Star in Burgundy

When David Duband took over control of his father's 37-acre vineyard in the cool, western slopes of the Hautes-CĂŽtes de Nuits of Burgundy, Pierre Duband had been cultivating grapes exclusively for sale to the cooperative winery of Beaune. This was in 1991. Duband quickly enrolled in a winemaking course and began experimenting with making his own wine from 3.7 acres in the appellations of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru "Aux Thorey" and "Les Proces," using the cellar located below the family house. In the same year, Duband also met Francois Feuillet, a Burgundy-lover and successful magnate who had faith in the young winemaker and proposed a collaboration that would rocket-launch Duband's career. They began with the 1.2-acre plot that Feuillet purchased in Aux Thorey, a Premier Cru in Nuits-Saint-Georges.  


David Duband, David Duband wine
© Domaine David Duband


Duband would tend the vines and produce the wine, keeping half for his own label and giving half to Feuillet to sell under his. As Feuillet expanded his holdings, Duband's empire grew. The mogul began by purchasing vineyards in the Burgundian terroirs of Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. In 2006, he added 17 acres of parcels in Chambolle-Musigny, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche to Duband's to-do list. And so it continued, with new parcels in new villages added almost yearly to the collaboration, a chance for David Duband to produce wines from a colorful patchwork of Burgundian climats, each with its own unique soil, weather and distinct expression of Pinot Noir. In 2012, Domaine David Duband saw the construction of a new storage facility, office, reception room and tasting room to welcome guests.


From Inspiration to Creation at David Duband

Rather early in his career David Duband adopted as his mentor Robert Jayer of Jayer-Gilles, a well-known fellow winemaker from Hautes-Cotes de Nuits. From Jayer, Duband learned several techniques that would become instrumental in defining his own signature style. He learned about fermenting exclusively with indigenous yeasts, about the correct use of oak to add the right finishing touches to a wine, and about how to correctly make an un-fined, unfiltered wine. He began turning his focus from oak to fruit and abandoned the practice of cold maceration before fermentation, which he believed contributed too many dark, heavy fruit flavors that overburdened the wine. Instead, he chose gentler forms of extraction.


Burgundy vineyard, David Duband vineyard
© Domaine David Duband


In 2007 a new winery and cellar were built and in 2008 Duband changed his style completely by reintroducing the traditional Burgundian technique of whole-cluster fermentation. Today, roughly 30-40% of the grape clusters are kept whole during maceration. The "noble bitterness" of the stems brings a whole new wave of aromas into the finished product, like flowers and spice, which makes for lighter, more elegant wines.

Today, Duband produces organic wines from 42 acres of vines cultivated organically under the Ecocert label. Choosing to go back to the traditional way of cultivating vines, before the introduction of herbicides and pesticides in the 1970's, he eliminated the use of weed-killers in 1998 and instead uses natural cover crops to fight erosion and enhance the vibrant ecosystem of the soil. Meticulous pruning limits yields, making for intense and concentrated expressions of the climats.


Burgundy winemaking, punchdown, David Duband
© Domaine David Duband


Today the plots span across 23 appellations from Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits-Saint-Georges, including the prestigious Vosne-Romanee with its characteristic soil of limestone and marley clay and Clos de la Roche, which produces rare Grand Crus with a distinctive minerality. Altogether, Duband is responsible for 50 acres of vineyards, buying organically grown fruit from another 25 acres to produce around 12,000 cases of wines, under 23 different labels. His range also includes a Chardonnay from Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, also made with whole cluster fermentation.


The Signature Style of David Duband

The wines of David Duband have become known around the world for their elegant, lively, distinctive style. Each one offers an honest and pure expression of its terroir of origin, as well as the vintage it comes from. While each Pinot Noir from David Duband bears the characteristic identity of its terroir, they all seem to have in common a lovely bitterness of stems from the process of whole-cluster fermentation, which adds a hint of elegance to the flavor profile.


David Duband wine, Chambertin Grand Cru
© Domaine David Duband


These are wines that pair beautifully with food, and are present at 16 of 25 restaurants with 3 Michelin stars in France. David Duband wines tend to drink well in their youth (offering plenty of fruit), but they also evolve beautifully in the bottle over time.

Join us
Subscribe to stay informed of wine news, special offers and primeurs offers
Careful Delivery in the original packaging Regular shipments
Personalized Advice 212-639-9463
100% Secure Payment
Guaranteed provenance Bordeaux wines sourced directly from the producing estates