Thierry Germain’s Domaine des Roches Neuves is one of the more exciting new-wave growers of the Loire Valley. Originally trained in Bordeaux, Thierry brings his sensibility to the noble Cabernet Franc grape to what is arguably some of the most suitable terroir for it in the world, the Saumur-Champigny appellation in the central Loire valley.
The winemaking is exactly the same as the Domaine cuvée and the vines are also farmed biodynamically. As the wine comes from purchased fruit, it cannot be labelled Domaine des Roches Neuves, and is simply labelled Thierry Germain. A fleshy personality and blackberry and nettley fruit notes. More pulpy in texture there is still the classic mouthwatering freshness and drive that you expect of this level of Saumur. Organic.
• 100% de-stemmed
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 8 to 10 days
• Light pumpovers during fermentation—meant to infuse the grapes not extract them
• Aged in stainless steel and wood tanks, on fine lees, without sulfur, for 3 to 4 months
• Communes: Chaintres de Varrains and Saumur
Grape 100% Cabernet Franc