Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers

Region: France - Burgundy


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 0.33 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 2.83 ha (7 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.33 ha (0.82 acre)
  • Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers is surrounded by 4 vineyards: Les Lavrottes to the north, Les Noirots to the north east, Les Groseilles to the east and Les Chatelots to the south.
  • The vineyard lies at an elevation of about 886 feet. It is one of 24 Premier Cru Climats.
  • Only Pinot Noir is planted.
  • Gruencher is a Burgundian dialect word derived from the 12th century Grève which comes from Latin Grava “small stone, gravel, little stones, fine scree, sandy soil”. In Burgundy, the grèves are scree-covered lands formed with sand, gravel and crumbly stones.
Wine Summary
  • 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.

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Morey-St-Denis, + others in Côte de Nuits
Proprietors Jacques and Rozalind Seysses
Founded 1967
Winemaker Jeremy Seysses
Annual Production 2,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable, organic, biodynamic