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.
• 100% de-stemmed
• Fermented in foudre
• Light pumpovers during fermentation—meant to infuse the grapes not extract them
• Aged in 228L (2 – 3 year old) barrels, 1200L foudre, and 2500L foudre for 18 to 24 months
• Only made in great vintages
• Communes: Chacé and Varrains
Grape 100% Cabernet Franc