2018 1er Cru Morgeot Domaine Henri Germain
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
A richer density of flavour here, a fatter rounder fuller-bodied style than the Meursaults - pure and classy if not the last word in characterful, but the purity is not in doubt, and it's very fresh with a richness of flavour in the finish. L&S (Oct 2019)
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Pungent notes of petrol and resin add breadth to the very ripe aromas of both yellow and white orchard fruit citrus and floral-suffused nose that is also trimmed in just enough wood to merit mentioning. There is impressive volume to the muscular, powerful and tension-filled middle weight plus flavors that possess a highly textured, even mildly creamy, mouthfeel where the citrus-tinged acid spine maintains the balance. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2020)
Domaine Henri Germain
Jean-François Germain was joined in 2018 by his daughter Lucie - who is now helping to run this small (7ha) 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. The Poruzots comes from the rows next to Remi Jobard's. 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 (organic, not certified).
These are concentrated, tightly wound wines from one of Burgundy's coldest cellars. Alcoholic fermentations can take months and the malolactics are often late, so they have always gone for long élevage in old barrels, always for two winters, and the Premiers Crus usually for 22 months. Slow to develop, they show wonderful crystalline purity. New wood is used very sparingly, just to replace barrels sold when they get to ten years old.
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