Domaine Henri Germain et Fils

Domaine Henri Germain et Fils

It’s always a pleasure to spend time with such a calm, modest and affable character as Jean-François Germain and a treat to taste his wines, which are so highly rated by his peers. This is a small estate of only seven hectares, centred on Meursault with some vines in Chassagne-Montrachet by way of Jean-François’ mother, one of the extended Pillot family.

Jean-François is therefore a cousin of Paul Pillot; his wife is a Jobard and his brother is winemaker at Domaine Vincent Girardin it’s an interconnected world in the Côte d’Or! Germain wines are reliably charming and complex thanks to a very full flavour profile that can be attributed to the domaine’s cool, damp cellars, a factor that can stretch fermentation times to over a year. Those conditions also create a fascinating mosaic of penicillin and colourful fungi on the wet walls! Germain wines have been great favourites at Tanners since the early eighties when we started dealing with Henri Germain, always in the same cellars by a tiny vineyard in the old backstreets of Meursault and little changed. Due to the slow development of these wines in the cellars they always age extremely well.

  1. Chassagne 1er cru Morgeot, H Germain
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot, Les Fairendes, Henri Germain et Fils 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A yellow-fruited nose with a lovely lemon meringue pie note. On the palate pear and nectarine fruit...
    £62.00 per bottle
  2. Meursault-Charmes 1er cru, H Germain
    Meursault-Charmes 1er cru, Henri Germain et Fils 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Pear, apricot and ripe lemon fruit on the nose and a deep buttery, brioche richness. On the palate,...
    £67.00 per bottle
  3. Meursault, Henri Germain
    Meursault, Henri Germain et Fils 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    More lemon notes on the nose. On the palate, creamy apricot fruit with yellow plums too. Rounded...
    £43.00 per bottle
  4. Meursault-Poruzots 1er cru, H Germain
    Meursault-Poruzots 1er cru, Henri Germain et Fils 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    An expressive nose full of sweet white fruit and flowers, with a classic Meursault hint of...
    £67.00 per bottle
  5. Beaune 1er cru Bressandes, H Germain
    Beaune 1er cru Bressandes, Henri Germain et Fils 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Raspberry, strawberry and cranberry fruit on the nose. On the palate, lots of raspberry fruit with...
    £50.00 per bottle
  6. Meursault, Henri Germain
    Meursault, Henri Germain et Fils 2011 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Rich, ripe fruit with balancing freshness and a touch of oak makes this a superbly drinkable...
    £62.00 per bottle
  7. Bourgogne Chardonnay, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Bourgogne Chardonnay, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Clean and fresh with a lovely weight of ripe yellow fruits tempered by succulent acidity and...
    £99.00 per case
  8. Meursault, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Both nutty and floral on the nose before opening to reveal peach and apricot fruit with apple...
    £180.00 per case
  9. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot, Les Fairendes, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot, Les Fairendes, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A prettier, more floral nose with fine, sweet pear fruit. Weightier on the palate with a hint of...
    £270.00 per case
  10. Meursault-Charmes 1er cru, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault-Charmes 1er cru, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Always charming, as the name suggests, this has an open inviting nose with hints of orange zest....
    £288.00 per case
  11. Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A vibrant and fruity nose of fresh black cherries, raspberries and blueberries. The palate is...
    £132.00 per case
  12. Beaune 1er cru Bressandes, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Beaune 1er cru Bressandes, Henri Germain et Fils 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    More elegance, more class, in fact more of everything! Ripe red and black cherry fruit with plenty...
    £210.00 per case