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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain), "Cuvée Domaine" 2020

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain), "Cuvée Domaine" 2020

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100% Cabernet Franc from 4-70 year-old vines biodynamically cultivated in the sandy clay & tuffeau limestone soils of Saumur Champigny. 100% destemmed, spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tank for 8-10 days. Light pumpovers during fermentation for infusion vs extraction. The wine sees an élevage in stainless steel and wood tank sur fine lees for 3-4 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, minimal added SO2 at bottling. 13.5%ABV

From the importer:
Thierry Germain is one of the Loire Valley’s most pensive and ever-experimenting vignerons. Whereas some winemakers who can be described this way produce eccentric cuvées, Thierry’s Cabernet Franc bottlings are incredibly pure, pretty, and refined. They demonstrate how Saumur Champigny is among the world’s very best terroirs, alongside Chinon and Bourgueil, when discussing red wines made from this grape variety. Thierry has honed his craft over decades to get to this point. After moving from his native Saint-Émilion to Saumur in the 1990s, he trained with the legendary Foucault brothers of Clos Rougeard. Then he set off on his own, spending years tweaking his farming approach and earning the respect of the locals, who were initially skeptical of an outsider from Bordeaux. He has pursued organic and biodynamic viticulture for more than a decade, and it shows in the freshness and purity of his wines. This cuvée delivers trademark elegance and notes of blackberries, forest, and graphite.

About Loire Valley

Wines from the Loire Valley, nestled in the heart of France, offer a captivating journey through diverse terroirs and grape varieties. Renowned for their elegance and versatility, Loire Valley wines reflect the region's rich viticultural heritage. From the crisp, mineral-driven Sauvignon Blancs of Sancerre to the luscious, honeyed Chenin Blancs of Vouvray, and the delicate, ethereal Cabernet Francs of Chinon, the Loire Valley showcases a spectrum of flavors that captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide. The region's winemakers skillfully craft whites, reds, and rosés that embrace the essence of their surroundings, producing wines that harmonize with the lush landscapes and the gentle flow of the Loire River. These wines are an embodiment of France's artistry in winemaking, offering a diverse and delightful tasting experience for those who explore their storied vineyards.
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  • Serving natural wine lovers since 2006

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