From two sites: Au Jardin and Les Belles Côtes, just below Meursault Chevalières. Honeyed Chardonnay nose, with apple, hazelnut, and even a little grilled brioche; the long, full flavors sustained by fine acidity. Delicious now, and even more to come with five years in a good cellar.
About this wine producer: Henri Germain established his Domaine in 1973, when he left Château de Chorey les Beaune and moved to Meursault. The first vineyard was a small parcel in Meursault Charmes, but the estate grew substantially when Henri married Paulette Pillot, who had inherited vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet, including this exceptional parcel in the sub-climat of Fairendes in Morgeot. Today there are eight hectares of vines in Meursault, Beaune, and Chassagne-Montrachet, producing about 30,000 bottles annually, of which 70% is white wine. Henri Germain has retired, but his modest, soft-spoken son, Jean-François, continues the production of some of the finest white wines in all of Burgundy.