About the Wine
The villages Meursault is a blend of some of the best lieux-dit vineyard sites; Clos du Cromin, Dressoles and Les Pellans. The wine has old-vine pedigree, with vines anywhere from 15-70 years-old.
The resulting wine is racy and mineral yet absolutely packed with concentration. It's buttery, with hints of vanilla and hazelnuts, and great acidity that balances the whole thing. Everything is opulent but still elegant, and again provides so much value when speaking of white Burgundies.
While a villages wine in name, the quality of fruit and attention to detail of the winemaker illustrate that while classification has a purpose, and helps to understand the region, it always pays to look beyond the structures of the region to discover true underappreciated gems such as this.
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.