Jane Eyre, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru `Les Corbeaux`

The Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru 'Les Corbeaux' offers aromas of bright red fruit, violets and mulberry on the nose. The palate has racy acidity and structured tannins. Flavours of concentrated red cherries and cinnamon linger on the finish.

With a network of grower friendships that comes from living in Burgundy, Jane secures 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 de-stemmed, 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 French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, for 14 months. The wine was racked only once before it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Jane Eyre 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. Based in Burgundy since 2004, she has successfully established her ‘micro-négotiant’ business at a small winery in Bligny-lès-Beaune and is listed as one of only 26 ‘Two Star’ Producers in Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2021, a true testament to Jane’s talent and determination.



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