PRODUCER Jane Eyre-Renard is originally from Melbourne. In 1998, she was working as a hairdresser when she asked a customer, who happened to be the wife of wine writer Jeremy Oliver, if she knew of any wineries where she could do work experience. The Olivers recommended Burgundy, which has since been an inextricable part of Jane�s life. She went on to gain experience working with Cullen in the Margaret River, Felton Road and Ata Rangi in New Zealand and Ernie Loosen in the Mosel. She finally moved to Burgundy in 2004, and started working at Domaine des Comtes Lafon before becoming assistant winemaker at Domaine Newman. Jane has developed her own micro-n�gociant business and rents a space in a small winery in Bligny-l�s-Beaune which she shares with Dominique Lafon. VINEYARDS Jane Eyre�s wines reflect where they come from, deftly crafted to show a balance of minerality, savoury tones, and purity of red fruit characters. With a network of grower friendships that only comes from living there, Jane has the skill and has gained the trust of many, in order to secure parcels of fruit that beautifully showcase the complex and alluring sub-regions of Burgundy. The Pinot Noir comes from two parcels located in the village of Comblanchien. VINIFICATION Time in the vineyard and a minimum intervention approach in the winery is the hallmark of Jane Eyre�s winemaking style. The fruit was hand picked and de-stemmed prior to crushing. Indigenous yeast fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks where a combination of gentle pump overs and punch downs were employed as needed. The wine matured in 100% French oak barriques, 25% new. The wine was racked only once in October 2016 before it was bottled later in December without fining or filtration.

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