Domaine Henri Germain is widely admired yet still a little ‘under the radar’ as the family do not seek publicity. The domaine was created in 1973, when Henri bought some Meursault vineyards supplemented by the Chassagne holdings from his wife’s family (Pillot), and is now run by their son Jean-François, married to François Jobard’s daughter, whence the holding of premier cru Poruzots. Their daughter, Lucie, has recently joined the domaine. Farming is organic without certification, and after experiments with the crus, all the domaine will be farmed biodynamically from 2021.

The grapes are not crushed before pressing and spend from 12 to 18 months in barrel, 228 litre size from Damy, with 20% new wood. The Germains are neither in the early nor the late picking camp and thus manage to combine a density of fruit and flavour in their wines with the requisite tension of structure.

The pick of the red wines is the silken Meursault Clos des Mouches Monopole, planted with pinot fin in 1949. All wines are bottled using high quality Sardinian corks.

White Wines

Chassagne 1er Morgeot Fairendes 0.57
Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 0.16
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 0.63
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots 0.24
Meursault Les Chevalières
Meursault Limozin

Red Wines

Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes 1.24
Meursault Clos des Mouches 0.51
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