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Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Cuvée Domainetext

Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Cuvée Domaine 2021

Saumur, Loire, FranceThough you may not be familiar with the name, you may recognize the work of lauded wine artist Michel Tolmer that appears on most of Thierry’s labels. This label, showing the shadow of the pioneering biodynamic Germain, smartly captures the essence of his accomplishments. His domaine, Roches Neuves, has vineyards planted in Saumur (Blanc) and Saumur-Champigny (Rouge). This cab franc comes from vines 4 to 70 years old, rooted in sand, clay, and tuffeau limestone of Chaintres de Varrains and Saumur. Destemmed fruit was fermented in stainless for just over a week, with gentle infusing pumpovers, before aging in steel and older wood for 2-4 months. Herbal thorns, scrubby rosemary, crushed florals, wild plum, black raspberry course through a slight palate, with easy bright stony acidity to buoy, and supple tannins to hug through a floral kissed finish. So lovely and pure and effortless (and this is his entry tier red!). Enjoy now, with a slight chill. How I wish BC would emulate this style.Tasted: 12 August 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$39.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Thierry GermainDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 174712UPC: 03760177961425