Haven’t been present much lately, I wanted to engage more but somehow I’ve been quite busy.
On the topic: I’m gonna attend a wine tasting at the beginning of March of this wine maker / winery.
They strongly suggested me not to miss this because they’re extremely rare wines, and I hope good as well.
I have found very little info online, gonna quote here
Tino Kuban took over Bernard van Berg’s estate in Meursault and named it “Les Jardin Vivants”. There he manages 1.5 hectares of vineyards with negligible yields, partly planted on stakes. Yields remain below 10hl/ha and the load per vine does not exceed 4 bunches. The harvest is carried out in the cool of the morning, in several steps (up to 4) to collect only the grapes at their optimal ripeness and to select drastically. In the cellar he makes wine in the most natural way possible. Vertical press without pump, everything happens by gravity and without decanting. Whole bunches and new Stockinger barrels.
At the same time, Tino develops the Maison Glandien in Meursault. Tino here acts like a négoce. This means that he buys grapes in Burgundy, and also Beaujolais in the Jura and Alsace, and develops them with care. Tino’s experience at Domaine de L’Horizon, Mullineux South Africa in 2015, Felton Road NZ in 2016, Burn Cottage NZ in 2016, Sato Wines NZ also in 2016, Domaine de la Tournelle in 2016, Domaine Pierre Overnoy in 2016 and 2017, Domaine Philippe Bornard in 2016 and 2017 and Dard & Ribo in 2016 and 2017.
He settles in Meursault and in the 2018 harvest he buys his first grapes around the country. He deliberately seeks grape suppliers that meet his high quality standards. All wines ferment spontaneously, receiving no sulfites during aging in used 228l barrels and only a minimal amount during bottling. Due to the composition of the base wines, Tino markets his wines as Vin de France.
Do you have any direct experience with his work?