Lovely seductive perfume and freshness. Very well judged and beautifully juicy and appetising. Really beautiful wine for early consumption.
17/20 Julia Harding jancisrobinson.com (Jan-2019)
From fruit grown in Comblonchien, one of those under the radar appellations of Burgundy that is starting to be taken increasingly seriously whilst currently offering terrific value. Aged in five hundred litre barrels (12% new oak) this is a great signature wine for Jane and a personal favourite. Coffee, earth, plums and five spice aromas follow through on the palate similarly with a lick of herbaceous tannins and herb salt. This proper introduction to the joys of red Burgundy will be ready to drink on arrival and is a guaranteed dinner party staple.
Melbourne-born Jane Eyre-Renard, one of the pioneers of the growing micro-negotiant movement, continues her inexorable rise with a super set of 2017s, following on from her critically lauded 2016s. Based in Burgundy since 2003 she has paid her dues at some top domaines including de Montille and Comtes Lafon and still assists the winemaking at Domaine Newman, whilst making her own wines in a facility shared with Dominique Lafon.
Her wines, whether from Beaune, Nuits, or Beaujolais, display her distinctive style - charming and inviting, with supple tannins and soft but bright fruits. Gentle extraction and oaking, and early bottling means these are among the more immediately accessible Burgundies in our portfolio. Jane is rightly pleased with her wines in 2017, a vintage which she says you can really see the terroirs shine through, where hotter years can obscure both the vineyard and the level.