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||0.72 ha|
- Total Vineyards: 11.37 ha (28.1 acres)
- Winery Holdings: 0.72 ha (1.80 acres)
- Located between Vosne-Romanée Premier Crus Les Suchots east, Aux Brûlées south, La Combe Brûlées and Les Hauts Beaux Monts west and to the north Flagey-Echézeaux Premier Crus Les Beaux Monts Bas and Les Beaux Monts Hauts. Les Beaux Monts is divided into four climats: Beaux Monts; Les Hauts Beaux Monts; Les Beaux Monts Bas and Les Beaux Monts Hauts.
- This vineyard straddles the 919 foot elevation line.
- Only Pinot Noir is planted.
- The monks of Citeaux acquired a plot of vine in 1297 named En Baumont. Beaux is from the European root Bal “height” which is connected to the Occitan word Bas “steep rock, cliff”. Beaux Monts is the combination of two words that mean the same thing, the height at which the parcel is located.
- The vines 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 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|