Topic of the Week 2/26/18 - Introductory & Certified

Thank you Chris McClellan and for your responses last week on Flor!

This week: Henri Jayer

Who is Henri Jayer and what was his impact on Burgundy?

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  • Jayer also was a pioneer of "cold soak" macerations before alcoholic fermentation. Because alcohol has a profound effect on what types of compounds are extracted from the skins during maceration, this use of an extended maceration without alcohol produces a markedly different aromatic and textural profile in the finished wine. Many producers of Pinot Noir in Burgundy use this technique now after Jayer made it famous.

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