Saumur Champigny ‘Roche’ Thierry Germain 2023

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Saumur Champigny Domaine des Roches Neuves Thierry Germain, biodynamic wine, fresh Cabernet Franc, ideal for chilling with fresh chops cooked over coals! The basic Cuvée Domaine is garnet with purple tints, exhibits lively aromas of irises, violets and red fruits, a balanced and ripe palate, harmonious and full and a smoky finish with subtle tannins. A cool and delicious natural red, the type of wine you drink bucket loads and it doesn’t touch the sides (we of course don’t advocate such behaviour but the wine is very good!).

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Des Roches Neuves
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2023
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Cabernet Franc
Terroir Sandy, clay and limestone
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Maturation 3-4 months in tanks and barrels on the fine lees
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Ageing Potential Lovely young and juicy but these are quality wines and will age well for 5-8 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Hard Cheese

Serious wines are produced at this estate run by the charismatic Thierry Germain.

His approach is closer to a Burgundy wine-maker than a typical Loire producer. This 50-acre domaine, situated in a superb viticultural location in the appellation of Saumur-Champigny, has been a winery since 1850. Germain, from a long line of Bordeaux winemakers, arrived here in 1991, attracted by the region’s perfect balance of grape varietal, climate and 'terroir', which he considers one of the finest in France. The vineyard is worked in a natural way with the goal of keeping the vine and the soil at its healthiest and Thierry has become a fully-fledged advocate of biodynamics. The harvest is manual, selecting grapes at their very ripest level. Vinification is handled in small batches with bottling un-fined and unfiltered. All of his wines are superb, but not easy to obtain because the demand for them is so great.



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  1. Angela Marshall


    This is not an area of wine I would generally choose, but decided to give it a try for a change. It was most enjoyable with our mixed charcuterie and cheese board over a lunch in the garden. Sadly the wine was finished very qucikly!

  2. James R


    Juicy and moreish Cab Franc. Well worth the price mark!



    I was recommended this wine by a friend trained in the restaurant business and it was delicious! trying to get more into Biodynamic wines and it is well worth the price. I would normally go for a heavier reds but am now converted

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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