Color/Style: Red, Medium Bodied
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Jane Eyre on 2017 Vintage
“It wasn’t so hard to get grapes in 2017. What has been hard is for a domaine in the last years, to do all that work and then have no fruit at the end. But (for example) in Nuits where they haven’t had problems the prices have anyway gone up and up, and up… Fixed price contracts are exactly that, the same prices as the last years – everyone is hoping the the main contract pricing will come down of-course – we are all waiting for that! Actually I’ve more cuvees coming in 2017, with the help of returning wines and another from Beaujolais – a Chénas. In 2017 I’ve 45 barrels instead of 35 in 2016, though plenty of that is Beaujolais, almost the half.”
As a micro-négotiant, Jane works with some of Burgundy’s top growers, allowing her to secure parcels of fruit that beautifully showcase the complex and alluring sub-regions of Burgundy. The fruit for this wine is sourced from two vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin: Combe du Dessus which is just opposite the Château of Chambertin, and En Champs a little further along the slope opposite the Les Champeaux 1er Cru vineyard. The soils have a limestone base with marl, clay, schist and granite. The vines are between 35 and 55 years old.