DOMAINE GERMAIN 2016 MIXED CASE
A few years back, we were in a restaurant in Nolay and ordered a bottle of St. Romain from a producer we had never tried before. And it blew us away. We’ve been telling you ever since that if you appreciate the Elden Selections palate, you have to try these wines from the domaine Germain Pere et Fils. You won't believe just how good they are, both red and white.
And now, here come the 2016s. Perfect maturity, both fruit and phenols, in both red and white. This is a rare vintage, and these are wine worthy of being shown off.
Mixed 12 bottle case, 6 bottles of each plus Ground Shipping:
Saint Romain White 2016
With admirable yields (45hl/ha). This Saint Romain white is taken seriously right from the start. Add 30% new oak and 8-9 months of aging and batonnage, and you get a very classy Chardonnay with the unique and superbly subtle Saint Romain minerality, full, rich and dense, with elegant floral notes, good acidity in its youthful charm. We found this wine on a restaurant list in Santenay and were so impressed we went the next day to meet the producers. An excellent bottle.
Saint Romain 'Sous le Chateau' Red 2016
This Saint Romain red is from perhaps the best-known vineyard in the appellation: Sous le Chateau’. And with one taste you will understand its justified reputation. Here’s a Pinot that is startlingly charming in its youth. Fresh, clean and delicious. Round, not a hint of green. Full, juicy fruit explodes with youthful acidity. What a mouthful. And then, there, behind all this immediate pleasure, comes a structure which tells you that you want to save a few bottles of this for the future. But that might be hard to do, given the way it’s drinking today.