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Henri Jayer has passed away

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:54 pm

The NY Times article (requiring registration) is at this site but if you use Google News, you can find others.


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Re: Henri Jayer has passed away

by Robin Garr » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:04 pm

Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:if you use Google News, you can find others.


Sad news, Mike, but thanks for passing it along. Here's the first few paragraphs of an open article, followed by a link to the full story, from Decanter.com:

Burgundy legend Jayer dies
September 22, 2006
Adam Lechmere, and agencies


Henri Jayer, regarded as one of the greatest Burgundy winemakers of his generation, has died aged 84.

Jayer died on Wednesday in hospital in Dijon after a long battle with prostate cancer, his daughter Dominique Rolin said.

Viewed by Burgundy connoisseurs as a supreme master of Pinot Noir, Jayer 'influenced the skill and morale of younger growers in Burgundy over the last two decades,' a note on the Berry Bros website says.

'His reputation is founded securely on an almost unbroken succession of superlative wines from his small Domaine, 6.30ha that are concentrated in and around Vosne-Romaneé and comprising everything from Passe-Tout-Grains to Echézeaux.'

The son of a winegrower, Jayer left school at 16 to work the fields after his two older brothers left to fight in World War II. Over the years, he purchased new plots, but never cultivated more than six or seven hectares.

Full story in Decanter

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