Morey Saint-Denis 1er Cru Monts Luisants Blanc

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

Chardonnay Clay & limestone 0.69 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Total Vineyards: 2.19 ha (5.41 acres).

  • Winery Holdings: 0.6 ha (1.48 acres).
  • This vineyard is located primarily between 984 feet and 1115 feet in elevation, up the hill and adjacent to Clos de la Roche and to the north of Les Genavrières.
  • One theory of the origin of the name Monts Luisants goes like this: It is said by the locals that the leaves of the vine are very yellow and never turn red in autumn. Late in the evening the sun shines through the canopy illuminating the area brightly. This could explain the word Luisants, present participle of the verb Luire, from Latin LUCERE (gleam, shine, light.)


  • Dujac has produced this wine since 2003 from Chardonnay grapes and the vines are organically farmed.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay 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.

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