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A freshness to the nose. The oak is not prominent. There is more creaminess here than the village but still defined by the wonderful acidity that gives it a lift. Super tension too and a lovely citrus pep to the core. Great minerality too keeping it clean and bright - but that leaner fruit is key and nicely pushing. It has volume and texture but serious drive too. A classy Chevalières from Henri Germain. L&S (Oct 2018)
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Domaine Henri Germain
Jean-François Germain has been joined over the course of 2018 by his daughter Lucie - who is now helping to run this small (6.5ha) domaine.
The Chassagne vineyards came through his mother, a Pillot, and Jean-François is married to François Jobard's daughter, so they are quite intertwined with some of our other producers. In terms of winemaking the Germains are always happy to let nature take its course, and in the vineyards they follow as natural a system of viticulture as possible.
These are concentrated, tightly wound wines from one of Burgundy's coldest cellars. Slow to develop, they show wonderful crystalline purity. New wood is used sparingly.
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