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Domaine Dujac
The story of Domaine Dujac began with the ambition of Jacques Seysses, the son of a biscuit manufacturer. Jacques never wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, however; his sights were set on making wine. After an apprenticeship at Domaine de la Pousse d'Or, Jacques acquired a 4.5 hectare vineyard from Domaine Marcel Graillet in Morey-St. Denis. At first he was forced to sell his Pinot fruit to local négociants for want of a proper cellar, but after heavy investment, he began to produce his own wine.

Later, Jacques added holdings in Clos de la Roche, Clos St-Denis, Bonnes-Mares, Echézeaux and Charmes-Chambertin to the domaine. As he evolved as a winemaker, he became known for producing elegant, perfumed, oak-spicy wines that are almost deceptively sweet in the early going but have a track record for extended aging.

Having achieved his dream, Jacques recently passed the keys to Dujac to his son, Jeremy Seysses. Under his direction the estate appears to be moving toward a somewhat richer, fuller style. Jeremy's wife, Diana, who trained in oenology at UC-Davis, currently manages the cellar and laboratory.


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The Cote de Beaune, which comprises the southern half of the Cote d'Or-- the limestone escarpment from which Burgundy's finest wines originate-- is the source of the most famous names in white Burgundy. It also produces outstanding red Burgundies (such as in Santenay and Volnay), even if Pinot Noir here rarely possess quite the stuffing, complexity, and longevity of...

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