Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2015
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: 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. “I fell in love with France, and Burgundy is just what I wanted to make.” Back in Australia, she took a job with the legendary Prince Wine Store and studied winemaking at Charles Sturt University. After working vintages at Cullen in the Margaret River, and Felton Road and Ata Rangi in New Zealand, she returned to Europe in 2003. Work for three months with Ernie Loosen in the Mosel led into a job in Burgundy with Domaine des Comtes Lafon in January 2004. She then took over as assistant winemaker at Domaine Newman, and has slowly developed her own négociant business, renting a small winery in Bligny-les-Beaune with Dominique Lafon. Though we’d known of Jane for years through the Prince Wine Shop connection, we only met her in May 2015 while in Burgundy with the Shaw and Smith winemaking team. We immediately fell for her style, which is scented, balanced and scrupulously clean. Her 2013 Corton-Renardes is outstanding. She only made three barrels, one of which was new oak. The wine is subtle, its intensity sneaking up on you in the glass. Unfortunately, the vineyard was sold after the 2013 vintage so none was made in subsequent years.
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Jane Eyre-Renard
The Savigny les Beaune 1er cru Aux Vergelesses ( commonly called Savigny Vergelesses ) is one of the best 1er crus from Savigny les Beaune. Facing the Mont Blanc in the east it is above the Ile de Vergelesses, a 1er cru vineyard of Pernand Vergelesses. The vineyard is on a fairly steep slope, well-drained and the soil is argilo calcareous marl. Vines for the 'Savigny Vergelesses' are between 25 and 50 years old.
Time in the vineyard and a minimum intervention approach in the winery is the hallmark of Jane Eyre’s winemaking style. Small parcels of low yeilding fruit were 100% handpicked and de-stemmed. Indigenous yeast fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks where a combination of gentle pump overs and punchdowns were employed as needed. The wine was matured in 100% French oak barriques, 25% of which was new. The wines were racked only once, spending six weeks in tank before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
The Vergelesses produce wines which are fine, and very perfumed. The 2014 vintage is ageing well, with a bouquet of red cherries and raspberries.The tannins have an earthy edge and this structure will allow the fruit to develop in the bottle.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:13% Acidity [g/l]: 5.2