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Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain), Saumur-Champigny 'Terres Chaudes', 2017

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Thierry Germain purchased Domaine des Roches Neuves back in 1991, but it wasn't until he felt the influence of fellow Saumur winemaker Charly Foucault (Clos Rougeard) years later that he began to find what he feels is his true path. He eventually converted to biodynamics under the direction of François Bouchet, who also guided top Bugundy domaines like Romanee-Conti, Leflaive, and Leroy. In the decade or so since, Germain's wines have dramatically shot up in quality. Catapulting Roches Neuves to its current status as an elite Loire Valley address. Here are world-class wines in both red and white, made with an approach to viticulture to and terroir-expression which has exerted a huge influence on a younger generation of winemakers. The man is an icon.

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"One of an impressive series of single-parcel wines by Thierry Germain, a major figure on the biodynamic vineyard scene, this comes from one of the appellations's top vineyards called Les Poyeux. It was matured in old wood for 12 months, adding spice to its succulent red fruits. It is still young, with a fresh vegetal character that will broaden as the wine matures."

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  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

Loire Valley Wines

The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.

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