Jane's Gevrey-Chambertin is an impressive expression of this village in the Côte de Nuits. The nose has cherry aromas and wild savoury characters with some trademark earthy Gevrey notes. The wine is well balanced and accessible with a lovely dark cherry fruit on the palate, fine grainy tannins and a lasting finish.
- Feature(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
- Winemaker: Jane Eyre-Renard
- Alcohol (ABV): 13 %
- Case barcode: No
- Bottle barcode: No
The fruit for Jane's Gevrey-Chambertin is sourced from two separate parcels, both of which are located on the slope above the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The vines are between 35 and 55 years old and are planted on limestone-based soils, with marl, clay, schist and granite top soils.
What had promised to be a very generous vintage turned out to be an extremely difficult year for Burgundy, with terrible hail, frost and mildew. Yields were very low due to the complicated weather patterns throughout the year. The harvest ended on a high note with a warm, dry and sunny July through to October. This spell of consistently good weather salvaged the vintage.
Time in the vineyard and a minimum intervention approach in the winery is the hallmark of Jane Eyre’s winemaking style. The small parcels of low yielding fruit were hand harvested and destemmed and 10-15% was whole bunch pressed. Fermentation with indigenous yeast took place in stainless steel tanks where a combination of gentle pump overs and punch downs were employed as necessary. The wine was then matured in 100% French oak barriques, 20% new for 14 months. The wine was racked only once, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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. Since then, Jane has developed her own micro-négociant and rents a space in a small winery in Bligny-lès-Beaune which she shares with Dominique Lafon.