Thierry Germain des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny La Marginale 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: We called this Cab Franc MEMERABLE!!!

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

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc.

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

Vintage: 2015

Price: $48.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Marinated grilled chicken, rice and tomatoes with sour cream and lowery salt topping.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with the same color rim. A WOW, powerful, traditional smelling Cab Franc…wet gravel, bell peppers, ripe plum, and softwood shavings. Light, fresh and concentrated mouthfeel, medium body and an 100-grit texture. Robust flavors of California Wonder green peppers, juicy raspberries and sweet tobacco. Just over the edge of medium acidity and well integrated tannins that have a little bite and contribute greatly to the very delicious complex finish. It all ends with just the slightest hint of clove and peppery spice aftertaste. Although this is a traditional Cab Franc wine it’s a standard setter and gets all the accolades in addition to being sooooooo delicious. We really like the vegetal character of Cab Franc and this one didn’t disappoint. It was also the most REFINED wine we have had in a long time. When a $50 wine gets a four thumbs up “Bang for the Buck Rating” you know it’s OUTSTANDING quality. We called this Cab Franc MEMERABLE…and it blew us away!!!

Thierry Germain working in his vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.
Comments: Learn more about Thierry Germain and the Domaine des Roches Neuves wines.
See our reviews of other Domaine des Roches Neuves wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 43341 1

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