1990 Henri Jayer (Georges Jayer) - Echezeaux 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Flagey Echezeaux | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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41 bottles owned by 18 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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