Domaine Dujac 2017 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Burgundy, France - DECANTsf

Domaine Dujac 2017 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

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Domaine Dujac 2017 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

Farming: Sustainable

Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave:  Jeremy Seysses

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Terroir: Clos de la Roche is found at the northern part of Morey-Saint-Denis, just grazing the line of Gevrey-Chambertin, and is named after the rocky bits found throughout the soils. The Clos de la Roche vineyard is just below 280-meter elevation line. The vines average age is 50 years. Home to eight separate vineyards altogether, Clos de la Roche is continuously perceived as one of the finest finds of Morey-Saint-Denis.  

Vinification/Oak Usage: Native yeast, tank fermentation. 

Aging:  Aged 18 months French barrique, 60-85% new

Tasting Notes: Powerful and medium bodied, this is Pinot Noir with intensity and structure. Cassis, black cherry, hints of sandalwood and fresh soil are supported by a tannic structure and lingering acidity. A wine for the ages that will also drink generously with some loving decanting. 

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'."

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