Henri Jayer began producing wines under his label in the 1950s from a 7.4-acre inheritance. He is now credited with introducing many of the important "modern" innovations of Burgundian winemaking. A staunch advocate of the premise that great wines start in the vineyard, he opposed the use of chemical controls for vineyard pests and soil enhancement and promoted more of a sustainable agriculture theory. His minimalist approach produced wines of undisguised purity and maximum expression of the unique characteristics of each of his vineyards.
"We tend to count too much on science, when, before, people gave importance to natural things. One thing is certain, the ancients were not dumb, and if they established a tradition it was because of their experience. They tried to eliminate unfavorable elements and preserve what worked best." -Henri Jayer
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