Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc 'l'Insolite' 2012

Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc 'l'Insolite' 2012

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When Thierry Germain first put down roots in Saumur in the 1990s, he fashioned voluptuous and oak-heavy wines that, while true to his own Bordelais origins, spoke less of their Loire Valley terroir. But by the end of the decade all that had changed.

After falling under the spell of Charly Foucault at Clos Rougeard and Burgundy’s Lalou Bize-Leroy, Thierry quickly converted his estate, Domaine des Roches Neuves, to organics and used gentler extractions and less oak influence to fashion increasingly fragrant and finessed Cabernet Francs and chiselled Chenin Blancs.

Today, Thierry farms 28ha of vines (all certified biodynamic since 2005), which are divided across more than 30 parcels across Saumur and Saumur-Champigny.

‘L’Insolite’ – from 90-year-old vines in the ‘Les Cerpes’ and ‘Saint Vincent’ lieux-dits and aged in Stockinger casks – is a full-flavoured, yet vibrant Chenin that’s loaded with salted pear, roasted nuts, and jasmine blossom. It’s rare to find Thierry’s wines with bottle age – rarer still to see them at this market-beating price.

Wine Details

Type White
Country France
Region Loire > Saumur
Producer Domaine des Roches Neuves
Vintage 2012
Grape Varieties Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size 75.0cl