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||1.57 ha|
- Total Vineyards: 5.86 ha (14.5 acres)
- Winery Holdings: 1.57 ha (3.88 acres)
- Planted in 1610 from scrubland at an elevation primarily between 853 and 919 feet. It is bordered by the Grand Crus La Tâche and Les Gaudichots ou la Tâche to the north, 1er Cru Les Chaumes to the East, and to the south by 1er Cru Aux Boudots in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Only Pinot Noir is planted.
- In the 630 Bèze Chronicle, the village is mentioned as: Villa que Vaona dicitur “the village that they call Vaona”. From the Gallic word Wadna “water” came Vaona. The village was built around a water source called La Fontaine de Vosne. In 1866 the village was allowed to append the name Romanée, an appellation that is found in three Grand Cru climats of the village.
- “Mauvais consorts” from Latin Consors “people in a communal estate settlement.” Mal “bad.” Malconsorts is named for a group of people who had an unfriendly settlement over this property.
- Purchased from the Thomas-Moillard holdings, the domaine is one of the three largest owners of the vineyard. 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|