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Thierry Germain Les Roches Saumur Champigny 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: SPECTACULAR Cab Franc that was an exceptional value.

Producer/Winery: Thierry Germain; Domaine des Roches Neuves; Varrains, France.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Saumur Champigny; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison stir-fry.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Dark ruby color with a light purple rim. Cherry, raspberry, classic green pepper, damp hay and whiffs of dill aromas. Smooth, intoxicating, fruity, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Dusty fruit – raspberry, cherry and a touch of strawberry flavors, lots and lots of well balanced bright acidity and round edged leathery tannins that all continue through a long slightly mineral finish that ends with an upturn of licorice. WOW, every drop was luscious, mouth-watering and didn’t change from the first sip to the last. SPECTACULAR Cab Franc that was an exceptional value. This was classic Cabernet Franc that every wine drinker should enjoy!!!

Thierry Germain working in his vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments: Learn more about Thierry Germain and the Domaine des Roches Neuves wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Plastic cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 32312 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.