Thierry Germain - Domaine des Roches Neuves - Saumur Blanc- Terres Amphore - white - 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“With a beautiful straw yellow colour, limpid, this wine offers a nose with a nice freshness associated with a very present minerality. To this is added aromas of orange peel. The mouth is round with light tannins on the finish.” Thierry Germain
The 50-hectare Domaine des Roches Neuves is run by Bordelais Thierry Germain and is situated in the appellation of Saumur-Champigny in the Loire Valley. The winery has existed since 1850, and since purchasing the estate in 1991, Thierry has turned it into one of the finest in France. The estate is run strictly along biodynamic lines, harvesting is manual and yields are low. Vinification is carried out only in small batches and the wines are neither filtered not fined.
Vinification: Maceration of 8 months on skin in Italian amphora of 4 hl. Aging for 12 months in barrels. No sulfur, no filtration.
Terroir: Flint on limestone
From: Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Grapes: 100% Chenin