Thierry Germain Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny &

Thierry Germain Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny 'Clos de l'Échelier' 2015

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Thierry Germain and his estate – Domaines des Roches Neuves – have become a by-word for the best biodynamic wines in Saumur-Champigny. Influenced by his time spent at Clos Rougeard, Thierry’s meticulous farming and low-interventionist winemaking results in pure and finessed Cabernet Franc.

‘Clos de L’Échelier’ is a 2.5ha enclosed plot of 40-year-old vines on clay and limestone terraces. Vibrant and fleshy with Chambolle-esque berry fruit and smoky, mineral complexity, it is a shining example of site-specific Loire Valley Cabernet Franc. The 2015 is rich and silky and, at the same time, exceptionally juicy, with structure for long-term ageing.

Wine Details

Type Red
Country France
Region Loire
Producer Thierry Germain
Vintage 2015
Main grapes Cabernet Franc
Farming Biodynamic, Organic
Alcohol 13%
Size 75cl