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 commune in the Côte de Nuits district of Burgundy capable of producing excellent quality red wine, which is typically described as being a halfway house between its neighbours - the richer Gevrey-Chambertin and the lighter Chambolle-Musigny. There are four Grand Cru vineyards, from north to south: Clos de la Roche 16.9 ha, Clos St-Denis 6.6 ha, Clos des Lambrays 8.8 ha and the monopole Clos de Tart 7.5 ha, plus a small strip of Bonnes Mares overlapping from Chambolle Musigny. There are some good premier cru vineyards, among the best known include Les Ruchots, Clos de la Bussière (monopole of Georges Roumier), Les Millandes, Clos des Ormes, and Les Monts Luisants. The commune is also capable of producing excellent quality whites, but they are very rarely seen. Bruno Clair's En La Rue de Vergy is one example, another is Domaine Ponsot who produces a white from Chardonnay blended with a proportion of Pinot Blanc that had mutated from Pinot Noir vines.