Domain: Henri Jayer

Henri Jayer has been one of the greatest names of the Burgundy vineyard. Born in 1922, he was only 17 when the Second World War began. Too young to be called up like his two brothers, he had to help his father with the domaine. His studies were over but spotted by René Engel, he participated in the first enology training given at the faculty of Beaune. At a time when wine growers worked only by experience, he was one of the first to understand and perfectly master vinification. After the War, the eldest of the family took over the family land, the second did a course in forestry, and Henri, once again helped by René Engel, obtained some rented farming land in Vosne (including Richebourg). In 1950, he noticed with surprise that he was the only one who wanted to acquire an uncultivated plot of land: Le Cros Parantoux. He demolished the source rock and worked on the land for over ten years. It is this plot of land which gave him the name the "Master of Pinot Noir" (coined by Robert Parker). He would only put “something edible” into the vats. The grapes are thus always destemmed. We also owe the invention of cold pre-fermentation maceration to him which gives Pinot its colour and aromas. He was one of the first to warn wine growers about the use of pesticides in vineyards. From 1989, he gradually handed over to his nephew Emmanuel Rouget. He passed on his knowledge and his ability to extract the best from the Pinot. He passed away in 2006, leaving Burgundy with a formidable legacy thanks to his numerous pupils: Jean-Nicolas Méo, Christophe Roumier, Dominique Lafon, and Denis Mortet to name but a few. In Burgundy, people still miss "the professor" or "the engineer" (due to his self-confidence which left nobody indifferent). The last remaining bottles of Henry Jayer are now sought after all over the world.

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Richebourg Grand Cru

Richebourg Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Un richebourg qui rivalise avec le vin cultissime signé par le domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Idéalement situé en Côte de Nuits, ce climat figure parmi les plus grandes figures de la Côte de Nuits.

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Echezeaux Grand Cru

Echezeaux Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Un grand cru qui se classe au sommet de la Bourgogne grâce à sa concentration sans faille.

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

Vosne-Romanée Les Brûlées Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Un mastodonte bourguignon -richesse et pureté au rendez-vous - travaillé par l'un des vignerons les plus célèbres de sa génération.

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Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Henri Jayer, cette figure passée de la Bourgogne, jouait à domicile lorsqu'il vinifiait ce vosne-romanée, village qui l'a vu naître.

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Nuits Saint-Georges

Nuits Saint-Georges Les Meurgers Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Henri Jayer s'est forgé une réputation en or grâce à l'harmonie, l'élégance et la texture veloutée de ses vins. Il nous le prouve une fois de plus avec ce savoureux nuits-saint-georges.

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Nuits Saint-Georges

Nuits Saint-Georges Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Tout le talent d'Henri Jayer s'exprime ici à travers ce vin d'une grande finesse.

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Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

Clos de Vougeot Henri Jayer (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Véritable icône du monde du vin, Henri Jayer signe ici un vin issu, lui aussi, d'un climat iconique.

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