Domaine Dujac, Morey Saint Denis Blanc 1er Cru "Monts Luisants", 2018

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Even very casual consumers of Burgundy have likely heard of Domaine Dujac, considered one of the very best producers in Morey-Saint-Denis. This is a rather astounding fact given that the Domaine is only 50 years old, a blink in the eye given the region's winemaking history.

When Jacques Seysses purchased the estate of Marcel Graillet in 1967, it was in disrepair and had been selling fruit off in bulk for some years. In less then a decade he had invested heavily in the property and found customers for his domaine bottled wines. The Dujac name begin to be seen at top restaurants in France and beyond.

Fast forward 20 years and you have Jacques' sons, Alec and Jeremy, taking over the reigns of the now expanded Domaine, with holdings in Gevrey, Chambolle, Vosne, Nuits and Puligny. Today Jeremy and his wife Diana Snowden (herself from a prominent wine-making family in Napa) are largely responsible for the operations.

The winemaking has evolved. Jacques was famous for using 100% whole clusters and 100% new oak. Jeremy and Diana are the first to tell you that adaptation is key. The climate is changing dramatically in Burgundy, and every vintage presents new challenges. Stem use is between 20% and 100%, depending on the vintage and the vineyard. Same goes for oak use. On a visit there last spring Jeremy was excited to show us his concrete egg tanks that were aging the Puligny-Montrachets.

All of this is to say that this now storied Domaine is in very good hands as it heads into the future.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 90
"The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Mont Luisants Blanc 1er Cru comes from a parcel bought in 1997 that was planted with Pinot Noir, that Jacques Seysses grafted over with Chardonnay in 2000. Matured in 20% new oak, it has much more lift on the nose compared to the Village Cru thanks to its limestone soils. Lemon thyme, honeysuckle and a touch of peach skin. The palate is vibrant on the entry, the acidity and mineralité coming through nicely. Good length here." -Neal Martin

Robert Parker

RP 94
"Aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, green apple and pastry cream preface the 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Monts Luisants Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, chalky and incisive wine that's racy and tensile. With a finished pH of less than 3.0, this certainly challenges preconceptions about the 2018 vintage." -William Kelley

Decanter

D 95
"Picked early to retain acidity in 2018 - and showing a chiselled pH of 3.0 - this is a superb, almost vintage-defying expression of Morey-St-Denis' greatest white wine vineyard. Fermented in 15% new wood, it's taut, tangy and scalpel-sharp with wonderful crunch and focus and a chalky, wonderfully refreshing undertone." -Tim Atkin

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Natural

  • Style

    Elegant , Oaky , Silky

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied