Domaine Dujac Chambolle Musigny 2016
Owner/winemaker Jacques Seysses is known for his detail-oriented practices and passion for producing extraordinary Burgundy wines. He came to the region from Paris in 1966 and bought a small wine domaine in 1968 which he named Domaine Dujac. He has always had the greatest respect for the older generation of winemakers in Burgundy, and manages to blend time honored traditional practices with modern methods when he feels they are warranted.
Dujac wines are known for exuding the unique terroir of Burgundy and each individual vineyard site. Jacques Seysses founded the domaine in 1968, and 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.
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chambolle-Musigny Village has a well-defined bouquet although compared to the Morey Saint-Denis Village, I could just feel the whole bunch fruit coming through more, imparting more undergrowth-like aromas. The palate is marked by tart red cherry and cranberry fruit, its spiciness on the back palate and the firm, almost Morey-like structure on the finish. 88-90