Jacques Seysses is the 'Jac' in Dujac, ex-banker turned winemaker in 1969 – a youthful domaine by Burgundy standards. His children are now also part of the active team on the estate.
The domaine currently comprises roughly 11.5Ha of vineyard sites, including seven grands crus.
Jacques has always been keen to experiment and improve his processes. There has been a steady move towards environmentally conscious farming. Firstly lutte raisonée, then to organic methods, and more recently experimentation with biodynamic treatments in the vineyard. Wines are neither filtered nor fined prior to bottling.
A characteristic method worth mentioning at Dujac is their tendency to avoid destemming of fruit, dependant upon stem ripeness in any vintage. Oak is of significance - premiers and grands crus are aged in 100% new oak barrels – leading to their reputation for wines of longevity and structure.
This Morey St Denis 2014 village wine has a nose of earth and supple berry fruits. The fruit profile betrays the whole bunch fermentation decisionmaking. Medium bodied, expressive with a pleasing acidity. Oak influence is present on the finish, but overall the wine possesses a real energy and precision. Elegance over tannic structure.