BURGUNDY GRAND CRUS FROM DOMAINE DUJAC
Domaine Dujac was founded in 1967 by Jacques Seysses, the son of a wealthy biscuit manufacturer. Not long after purchasing vineyards in the late 1960s and releasing his first wines in the early 1970s, Seysses became an international icon. Jacques’ respect for the terroir of the Côte d’Or is still on display with his viticultural practices and innovative winemaking methods. Farming for all the vineyard holdings in the domain is all organic; no herbicides are used at all. The estate received organic certification in 2008. Dujac wines are more than just varietally correct – they are intimate travelogues of some of the most celebrated sites on earth.
Grand Cru (great growth) is the highest level in the vineyard classification of Burgundy. Most of the Grand Cru vineyards are located midway up the slope of the Côte d’Or (Golden Slope) where the best soil drainage and optimum sun exposure are found. Grand Cru red Burgundy wine is considered to be the finest, purest expression of the Pinot Noir grape. The origin of Burgundy’s Grand Crus can be traced to the work of the Cistercian monks in Medieval times, who, from amongst their vast land holdings in the region, were able to delineate and isolate plots of land that produced wine of distinct character. Following the French Revolution, many of these vineyards were broken up and sold as smaller parcels to various owners. Domaine Dujac owns rows of vines in several Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, the northern half of the Côte d’Or. Wines from these sites are some of the most highly prized, expensive, and sought-after on earth!
• 2 – 750 ml 2017 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru; WA 92-94
• 2 – 750 ml 2017 Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru; WA 93-95 “excellent depth and dimension, velvety textured”
• 2 – 750 ml 2017 Dujac Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru; WA 92-94 “Pure and fragrant…silky and succulent”
Donated by: Verity Wine Partners