Domaine Gilbert & Philippe GERMAIN is located in the heart of a region rich in wine heritage, the Philippe Germain estate opens its doors in Nantoux , close to Meursault (21 Côte d’Or, Burgundy).
Philip takes the reins of the family business succeeding his parents in 1995. At that time, the area has 9 hectares of vineyards. Philippe Germain wanted to expand its business by acquiring new vineyards and therefore extended the property of 13 hectares. In collaboration with his wife Isabelle, who manages all the administrative, Philip worked hard to publicize its operations worldwide. Subsequently, in 2008, the nephew of Philip Maxime Champaud, decides to join his uncle in the area to satisfy his passion for vineyard work. Since joining the field, Maxime has added 6 hectares of land.
Today, the farm has 19 hectares of vines and produces an average of 100,000 bottles a year.The culture of the vine is the traditional way, without weeding and without insecticide. The domain Philippe Germain participates in Phyto Challenge , recognized by the Chamber of Agriculture, which aims to minimize treatment products to meet the nature but also the product: wine. The estate is certified HVE (High Environmental Value) level 3. All vinification and breeding are in bio protection.
Domaine Philippe Germain offers many prestigious appellations of Burgundy, with wines easily accessible to the youth. All are aged in oak barrels.
This 2019,Domaine Gilbert & Philippe GERMAIN has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won a 2 gold medal and a Silver medal. Here are the list of wines that won in the competition:
Haut-Marconnets – Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru red
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
The particular limestone-rich nature of the soil in the 1er Cru.
Hauts Marconnets vineyard prompted Chanson to plant
Chardonnay, the noble and traditional grape variety in
It is a Premier Cru climat at the very southern end of the Savigny-les-Beaune appellation in Burgundy. It is at the top of the slope (hence the designation hauts, or “high”) and faces east, giving it an excellent situation for grapegrowing. Unlike the rest of the Pinot Noir-dominated appellation, Les Hauts Marconnets is split between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, giving ripe, floral-tinged white wines and structured, earthy red wines.
Pertuisots – Beaune 1er Cru white 2017
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
The name of this climate, located in the middle of the mountain of Beaune, comes from a deformation of the word “Pertuis” which means “strait, parade” thus recalling the hollow where are located the vines. In the glass, a first Cru wooded with elegance, fruity, very fresh and powerful at the same time. On the palate, the creaminess of this Beaune is associated with a very nice touch of acidity which is perfectly balanced. Lots of breadth and boldness before a long, fresh finish with tonic flavors.
En l’Orme – monopole – Beaune 1er Cru red
Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper
Beaune, the capital of Burgundy, has a total of 42 Premier Cru vineyards that produce both red Burgundy wine from the Pinot Noir grape and white Burgundy wine from the Chardonnay grape. These Premiers Crus comprise three quarters of the total 404 hectares (1,000 acres) planted to vine. Wines styles range from simple quaffable wines to cult icons.
Young red Bourgogne wines produced from these Crus typically offer flavors of both black and red berries and classic cherry notes, and with a bit of age tend to show “truffle” character (that enchanting mushroomy-flavor, as opposed to chocolate truffles), complex spice and leather notes. Drink these wines in the first five to ten years of their life. A Chardonnay from a Beaune Premier Cru will typically offer aromas of white flowers, dried fruits and almonds. For quality wines look for the term “clos,” on the label, which is a French term for a named parcel of land that has been recognized as being outstanding. You’ll also note that some producers use either “Premier Cru” or “1er Cru,” which means the same thing.
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