2019 Henri Germain Bourgogne Cote d'Or Blanc

Burgundy, France

A new designation for Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay, grown exclusively in the Cote d'Or.


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About the Wine

This Bourgogne Blanc is the perfect introduction to the precise and classic style of Domaine Henri Germain, and is tremendous value bearing in mind its rarity.

Now bottled under a new name, the Cote d’Or designation is meant to identify wines whose fruit source comes specifically from the Cote d'Or rather than across Burgundy in general.

Sourced from around a hectare of vines spread over three Meursault terroirs: Les Belles Côtes, just below Les Chevalières; Au Jardin; and Petit Clos, it’s a wonderful example of Bourgogne, and a nice entry point into the wines of Jean François Germain.

About Domaine Henri Germain

When someone mentions that a winemaker is a favourite amongst the who’s who of Burgundy, it’s wise to stand up and take notice. The humble, and discreet producer Jean-François Germain is that name.

If Benjamin Leroux among others believes that these are some of the best White Burgundies around, who are we to disagree? For lovers of crystal pure wines with energy, these are truly some of the finest on the Cote d'Or.

Low-yielding vines grown organically, with some parcels biodynamically in recent years, the fruit is always picked ripe whether yields are high or low. Whole-bunch pressing, then racking into barrel, and fermentation with native yeasts only. With little use of new oak, this wines are a true representation of the quality fruit, all grown by Jean-François.

The secret might be getting out that this is a producer you need to know. With minuscule quantities reaching our shores, unfortunately, only a select few will get to taste first-hand.

Jean-François Germain
Jean-François Germain
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

The 2019 is the second release to be bottled under the new Bourgogne Côte d’Or appellation (which distinguishes these wines from Bourgogne grown outside the Côte d’Or). It comes from around a hectare of vines spread over five Meursault terroirs, including Les Belles Côtes, just below Les Chevalières, Au Jardin, and Petit Clos‑the latter being a beautiful patch of vines (and a true Clos) right next to the winery in the centre of Meursault. A fourth parcel of vines in Chassagne has come online since the 2016 vintage. It’s always a wonderful example of Bourgogne.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

All hands on deck - hand harvesting at Domaine Germain
All hands on deck - hand harvesting at Domaine Germain
Burgundy, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Advocate

“Notes of pear, white flower, orange oil and toasted nuts introduce Germain’s 2019 Bourgogne Côte d’Or, a medium to full-bodied, layered wine that’s concentrated but chiseled. This promising cuvée numbers among the sleepers of the vintage.” - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)


“Here too there is plenty of citrus influence to the white orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in petrol nuances. There is equally good energy to the well-detailed and delicious middle weight flavours that conclude in a slightly firmer and bracingly dry finish. This too is excellent for its level.” - Allen Meadows (Burghound)


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