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||0.69 ha|
- Total Vineyards: 37.67 ha (93.1 acres)
- Winery Holdings: 0.69 ha (1.71 acres)
- In the Flagey-Echézeaux appellation, the 93 acres of Echezéaux is divided among 11 climats: Les Treux; Clos Saint-Denis; Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches; Les Loachausses; Echezéaux du Dessus; Les Rouges du Bas; Les Beaux Monts Bas; Les Champs Traversins; Les Poulaillères; En Oreveaux; and Les Quartiers de Nuits. It is one of 2 Grand Cru vineyards in the appellation.
- Only Pinot Noir is planted.
- Echezéaux, Mazoyères, and Cheuseaux all evoke buildings that were already in ruins when their climat names were created.
- Dujac’s holding is one block in the Champs Traversins vineyard which is situated at about 919 feet of elevation on an eastern facing slope.
- The vineyard features thin soils of sand and marl over hard rock.
- The vines have been organically farmed since 2001 and create an Echezéaux known for its delicate yet refined character.
- 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|