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Thierry Germain "Domaine des Roches Neuves" Saumur-Champigny '17

Loire Valley

Thierry Germain "Domaine des Roches Neuves" Saumur-Champigny '17

Since 1991, Thierry Germain has called Saumur-Champigny in the Loire Valley his home. Originally from the region of Bordeaux, Thierry has done a beautiful job of bringing qualities of both regions to his wines.

After making a shift in winemaking style, Thierry's wines now capture pure, elegant expressions of Cabernet Franc. In fact, they remind us of the way Cabernet Franc was made in Bordeaux 30 years ago. Traditional, driven by fruit and place rather than flavors being dictated by oak regiment. Thierry also does an excellent job at letting the fruit ripen.

His 2017 Saumur-Champigny is truly fantastic. Despite a difficult spring for many in the region, Thierry avoided frost damage, and turned out ripe Cabernet Franc, void of the pyrazine quality that many less talented farmers incorporate into their wines.

This wine offers a beautiful bouquet of plum, tobacco leaf and brilliant minerality. Dusty tannins and spicy acidity develop on the palate, with a soft, savory finish. The wine is nuanced and complex. The domaine has been biodynamic since 2005, and it's almost as if you can taste how happy the grapes are.

Pair this with your next roast dinner or stew as we embrace the fall-like weather upon us! Cabernet Franc is a surprisingly excellent wine to pair with a variety of dishes, so don't be shy experimenting with various combinations and ingredients.




Producer Thierry Germain
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Cabernet Franc


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