Anne-Marie, the daughter of Robert Jayer, iconic winemaker from Côte de Nuits, especially known for his work on the famous Echezeaux Grand Cru appellation, began selling barrels in the 90s in Burgundy.
When wood-flavored wines fell out of fashion, and Bordeaux’s winemakers move towards ageing based on the respect of the fruit, especially for making merlot. It’s from this concept that the AnA Selection brand was born.
With French Oak wood selection overseen by Jacques Canadell, a 4th-generation stave miller (Merrandier), they sought to make barrels highly respectful of Saint Émilion Merlot, known for its delicate flavors. As is to be expected, we make very high-quality barrels, using oak from the best parts of Center France, Hautes Futaies from the French state forests.