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 With a network of grower friendships that comes from living in Burgundy, Jane has secured parcels of fruit that showcase the different appellations of the C�te d'Or. The Pinot Noir is from 'Les Corbeaux', a Premier Cru vineyard at the northern end of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru slope. �Les Corbeaux� is located next to Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru and as such, is known for producing complex and powerful wines. The vines are 50 years old and grow on limestone and clay soil. These grapes are from the same grower as Jane's Gevrey Chambertin Villages. VINIFICATION Time in the vineyard and a minimum intervention approach in the winery are the hallmarks of Jane Eyre�s winemaking style. The small parcels of low-yielding fruit were hand harvested and partially destemmed, with 20% being whole-bunch pressed. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts took place in stainless steel tanks where a combination of gentle pump overs and punch downs were employed as necessary. The wine was matured in 100% French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, for 14 months. The wine was racked only

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Corbeaux

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