VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Dujac has always been known for a noticeable terroir in their typically Burgundian Pinot Noirs, but they have also had one foot elsewhere in the world. Jacques Dujac founded the Domaine in 1967, but regularly employs interns from around the world as he is highly receptive to the exchange of winegrowing and winemaking ideas. Jacques' spouse, Rosalind is an American. Their son, Jeremy, is married to American Diana Snowden Seysses, who grew up in the Napa Valley, studied enology at the University of California at Davis, and interned at wineries in California and France. She met Jeremy while they were both working at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1998. Now she is the enologist and cellarmaster for Dujac. Jeremy grew up in Morey-St.-Denis but spent time in California and was educated in England as well as Dijon.
Since 1986, the Domaine has pursued a green approach to viticulture and much of the Domaine's vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically. The Domaine owns about 37 acres. primarily premier cru and grand cru vineyards.
Use of a large percentage of stems is the rule, varying with the vintage, and the wines are almost entirely aged in new oak.
There is a small négociant company, Dujac Fils et Pére.
Articles About Domaine Dujac
2005 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis
($75) · Not the aromatics or breeding of the Grand Crus, but a very satisfying drink with a satiny texture from start to finish. Interesting pepper and anise flavors. Elegant, but not wimpy and perfectly balanced. Best wine in this lineup for the money by far. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
2004 Domaine Dujac Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers Burgundy France
13.0% alc.. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Very little fruit on the nose that features a leafy, green and oaky theme. Much better on the palate with a tasteful array of flavors including plum, berry, and dark chocolate. Serious tannins, but not hard, and a beguiling fruit-filled finish. Good. Reviewed July 21, 2013 ARTICLE »
2004 Dujac Fils et Perè Gevrey Chambertain
($55) · Perfectly fine but not particularly complex or challenging. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
2004 Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertain Aux Combottes 1er Cru
($130) · Dreamy aromatics of roses, cherries and spice. Smooth as silk. Very giving at this early stage. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
2004 Domaine Dujac Chambolle Musigny Les Gruenchers 1er Cru
$150. · A lot of quality stuffing here, with considerably more power and structure than the Combottes. However, it is a fledgling wine, which only offers hints of what it will become. Definitely cellar this one. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
2001 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche
This Grand Cru vineyard always struts its royalty for Dujac. There is an amazing amount of power here but the wine slides down like warm syrup. A little animale, some tea-like edge, and sturdy red and blue flavors. This is a killer that in all good sense shouldn't be opened for another ten years. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
1997 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis
This can be a burly wine, but in this vintage it is a pussycat. Endless spices with cashmere tannins. Wild herbs and exotic spices leap out on the nose. Really sexy juice. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »
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