2019 Henri Germain Meursault

Burgundy, France

A wonderful 'villages' blend from Domaine Henri Germain, sourced from seven separate lieux-dit across Meursault.


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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.

Jean-François Germain
Jean-François Germain
Burgundy, France
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From the Importer

Germain’s villages blend is now sourced from seven separate lieux-dits, including the excellent Les Vireuils, Clos du Cromin and Les Pellans. Les Vireuils delivers the racy minerality, Cromin (on the Volnay hill) brings depth and power, while Les Pellans (right on the Puligny border) provides freshness. The other sites include Moulin à Judas and Dressoles. The vines range between 15 to 70 years old.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

All hands on deck - hand harvesting at Domaine Germain
All hands on deck - hand harvesting at Domaine Germain
Burgundy, France
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The Wine Advocate

"The 2019 Meursault Village is excellent, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, honeycomb, white flowers and struck match. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with a tightly wound and concentrated core, racy acids and a long, chalky finish, this will be a slower burn than its 2018 counterpart, but it will also hit higher heights.” - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)


"“A very Meursault nose includes notes of grilled nuts, acacia blossom, citrus and various white orchard fruit scents. The racy, intense and beautifully delineated medium-bodied flavours possess a really lovely texture while delivering excellent length on the balanced finale. Again, this is terrific for its level and will repay mid-term cellaring too.” - Allen Meadows (Burghound)

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    A good Meursault from a hot vintage. Good activity.

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