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|
- Total Vineyards: 44.2 ha (109.17)
- Winery Holdings: 0.78ha (1.95 acres)
- There are 20 Premier Cru Climats in Morey-Saint-Denis. All grow both red and white grapes.
- In the 12th century, Morey-Saint-Denis was known as Villa Mirriaca, perhaps the home of a Gallo-Roman named Murricius. Being on the Roman Way from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges, this villa was strongly Romanized. Another interpretation of Mirriaca is that it derives from common Latin Murrum “muzzle, hillock” which designates an accumulation of debris dragged, then abandoned by the glaciers. Another possibility is that Morey was named for rounded mounds of glacier debris in the Morey Heights. In 1927, the commune appended its name to include one of its Grand Cru climats, (Clos) Saint-Denis.
- The vines of Domaine Dujac have been organically farmed since 2001
- Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
- Grown on soils of clay & limestone.
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks, using naturally occurring yeast.
- Aged in 1, 2 and 3 year old French barrique.
- 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|