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Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Corbeaux

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Corbeaux

Jane Eyre




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-négociant business
and rents a space in a small winery in Bligny-lès-Beaune which she
shares with Dominique Lafon.
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 Côte 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.
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







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