Not long after purchasing vineyards in the late 1960s and releasing his first wines in the early 1970s Jacques Seysses became an international icon. Jacques respect for the terroir of the Côte d’Or is still on display in his viticultural practices and innovative winemaking methods. Dujac wines are more than just varietally correct – they are intimate travelogues of some of the most celebrated sites on earth. Sons Jeremy and Alec along with Jeremy’s wife, Diana, have been handed the reigns of this famous estate.
Grapes / Soils
|Pinot Noir||Clay & limestone||0.73 ha|
- Total Size: Chambertin 12.9 ha (31.9 acres) Chambertin-Clos de Bèze 15.41 ha (38.1 acres)
- Winery Holdings: 0.73 ha (1.83 acres) includes 0.50 ha (1.24 acres) Chambertin and 0.23 ha (0.59 acre) Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
- Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze are adjoining vineyards situated primarily above 853 feet in elevation. Chambertin is located between the Latriicè and Clos de Bèze vineyards and above Aux Charmes on Route des Grands Crus in the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation. Chambertin is both a single climat and lieu-dit.
- Only Pinot Noir is planted.
- In 1219 this was called Campo Bertuyn “le champ de Bertuyn”. The Cannons of Saint Mammès Catherdral in Langres called it Champ Bertin. Champ “field” in ancient French. Bertin is Germanic “Bert’s son”. This is the most ancient plot (climat) name in Burgundy. Finally, it became known by the sole name of its owner and called Chambertin.
- These two vineyards are acknowledged as the “regal pair” of the Gevery-Chambertin village.
- Burgundian law permits wine made from Chambertin-Clos de Bèze to be labelled as Chambertin which is convenient for a vigneron like Dujac who owns vines in both vineyards.
- Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
- Grown on soils of Clay & limestone.
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks, using naturally occurring yeast.
- Aged in French barrique, 60-85% new.
- Aged for 18 months.
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
|Appellation(s)||Morey-St-Denis, + others in Côte de Nuits|
|Proprietors||Jacques and Rozalind Seysses|
|Annual Production||2,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable, organic, biodynamic|