Jane Eyre Côtes de Nuits Villages

This wine has intense aromas of ripe black and red cherry fruit, coupled with delicate notes of pepper and rose petal. On the palate, juicy red fruits dominate with an elegant floral and subtle spicy character. As with all of Jane's wines, the Côtes de Nuits Villages is elegantly structured, with poised, delicate tannins, bright acidity and excellently defined fruit flavours. The finish is long and lifted.

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 Jane’s Côtes de Nuits Villages comes from two parcels located in Comblanchien, in the southern part of the Côtes de Nuits appellation. The plots are just 30 metres apart, one of which is farmed biodynamically.

Both parcels were picked on the same day and vinified together, with 30% whole bunch and the remainder destemmed and crushed. Fermentation using only indigenous yeast took place in stainless-steel tanks, where a combination of gentle pump overs and punch downs were employed as needed. The wine was aged in French oak barriques, of which 10% was new. Jane racked the wine once in October before it was bottled in the first week of December 2019.

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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