Wine Region: Loire Valley - France
Grape: Cabernet Franc (100%)
Tasting notes: A beautiful wine, sapid, aromas of berries and Peony red. A dense tannic structure continues to raise the wine to heights and combines with a lot of delicacy and freshness.
About the Winery: 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.
A passionate and meticulous winemaker, he is dedicated to site specific wines produced from Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. He has also brought in biodynamic and organic growing practices in the fine limestone-laced vineyard, contributing to the ultra purity of his wines.
The goal of Thierry Germain is to produce Cabernet Franc with purity, finesse, drinkability and the silky elegance of pinot noir. When it comes to his Chenin Blancs, these are minerally and fresh when young and slowly take on weight with time.
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