Domaine Dujac 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
Domaine Dujac 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Burgundy
Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Jeremy Seysses
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Terroir: Within the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation, at the base of the hill is the Grand Cru vineyard Charmes-Chambertin, also known as Mazoyères-Chambertin. The grapes utilized in this bottling hail from parcels located approximately between 270-280 meters of elevation in the upper region of Charmes.
Vinification/Oak Usage: The grapes are fermented in stainless steel.
Aging: Aged 18 months French barrique, 60-85% new
Tasting Notes: Medium bodied with chewy tannins and longevity, this is Pinot Noir is generous with boysenberry, blacn currants, violets and warm earthy spices.
History of the Domaine:
Domaine Dujac is one of Burgundy's most famous estates. Simply put: the wines are highly collectible and very delicious. Jacques Seysses founded Domaine Dujac at the tender age of 26. Fresh off of apprenticeships at Gérard Potel and Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, and Jacques purchased 4.5HA of land in Morey-Saint-Denis in 1967. Not having inherited these vines, he named the domaine after himself: Domaine du 'Jac' (his nickname). By the late '70s, Jacques was attracting intern talent ranging from Ted Lemon of Littorai to Jean-Pierre de Smet, former owner and winemaker of Domaine de l`Arlot. Over time, Jacques continued to acquire more vines in some of Burdgundy's most esteemed plots--Echezeaux, Bonnes Mares, Clos de la Roche, Romanee St-Vivant, and more. Jacques has now gone into semi-retirement, and the day-to-day operations are overseen by his very capable and equally passionate son, Jeremy, and his wife Diana. Today, the ideologies of biodynamic farming and minimal destemming are at the forefront, as the estate uniquely focuses on a "path of soft extraction: a gentle 'infusion' rather than 'extraction'."