For nearly half a century, Domaine Dujac has been run by Jacques Seysses. He has overseen the expansion of the domaine from some 5 hectares that it was in 1967, to the 15.25 cultivated today. Whilst the baton of day-to-day activity may have passed to Seysses’ sons, Alec and Jeremy and daughter-in-law, Diana, Jacques remains an integral part of Dujac.
Located in Morey-St-Denis and covering 11 appellations, including the Grand Crus of Bonnes Mares and Charmes Chambertin as well as the 1er Crus of Malconsorts, Aux Combettes and Morey-St-Denis - parcels are small and selections precise. Inspired by the great Burgundian vigneron, Charles Rousseau, the Seysses’ aim is to make elegant, fine, complex and charming wines.
Fermentation includes stems so as to avoid bruising the grapes, macerations are short, with maturation taking place in 80% new oak for Premier Crus, 100% new oak for Grand Crus, remaining on lees for a year.
A vineyard that predominantly lies below Chambertin, also encompassing the Mazoyères-Chamertin (which is below Latricières), next door to Morey-St-Denis. At 31.6 ha it is Gevrey-Chambertin's biggest Grand Cru and, as is the case with Clos de Vougeot and Échezeaux, this size and the fact that part of the vineyard goes as far down the slope as the low-lying route national, can mean variable quality. When its good, though, its very good. At best it should be the most feminine, fragrant and fruity of the Gevrey Grands Crus, with a soft, supple, tannic structure but sufficient intensity and length of flavour.