Echézeaux, Grand Cru, 2011

  Domaine Dujac

Echézeaux, Grand Cru

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine Dujac

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.

Appellation: Echézeaux

Grand cru of the Flagey-Échezeaux village in the Côte de Nuits, producing red wines. Premier Cru vineyards in the commune of Flagey-Échezeaux are sold under the name of neighbour Vosne-Romanée, however the majority of the village's vineyard area is divided between two Grands Crus Échezeaux and Grands Échezeaux. The former is the larger of the two, comprising 37.6 ha accross 11 lieux dits or single named plots, so rather like Clos de Vougeot quality and style can vary according to the producer (of which there are 80) and depending on where the vines are. The soils range from poor and stony to heavy and clay-dominated. The wines can be very good and at their best display true Grands Crus power, stylistically they are often very ripe rich examples of Burgundy that age well. The appellation no doubt owes alot to the late Henri Jayer whose outstanding bottlings showed the heights Échezeaux can reach. The Jayer vines are now mainpulated by Henri's nephew, Emmanuel Rouget.