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Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires Domaine des Roches Neuves  2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires Domaine des Roches Neuves 2013

A superb Saumur-Champigny produced from 100-year-old vines with a rare complexity and balance. This top-class wine will benefit from ageing for a few years.

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Lot Description: Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires Domaine des Roches Neuves 2013

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Comment: -
  • Origin: Trade
  • Type of price: -
  • Type of cellar: -
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Saumur-Champigny
  • Classification:
  • Climat/Cuvée: Les Mémoires
  • Producer/Owner: Roches Neuves (Domaine des)
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 100% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: -
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 22
  • Volume: -
  • Yield (in hl/ha): -
  • Intensity : Voluptuous
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The cuvée Les Mémoires is a new cuvée produced since the 2012 vintage. It comes from very old vines (over a century old) and asserts itself as a superb Saumur, classy and complex. Its nose exhales aromas of violet, red and black fruit, as well as notes of cocoa and licorice. On the palate it is fresh yet slightly acidic with fine tannins and a nice length. This wine with huge potential, benefits from ageing for several years in the cellar.

    Thierry Germain moved to Varrains in 1992, where he makes Saumur whites (from 3 hectares of Chenin) and Saumur-Champigny (from 19 hectares of Cabernet Franc). His philosophy is entirely based on the way in which he works the vines. "Science is useless when the grapes are of mediocre quality: if the vine is neglected, it cannot yield the desired nectar". This is why the domain is run entirely according to biodynamic principles (certified in 2005), in a bid to breathe new life into the soil. The wine-maker only intervenes in the plant's growth as a little added extra. Minimal intervention and natural, parcel-by-parcel vinification result in vintage after vintage of wines that are always different, never the same. Today, Thierry Germain is one of the best representatives of his generation, and has contributed to restoring the reputation of the Saumur appellation. He produces a sublime range, of a very high quality, among the finest wines of the appellation. A big favourite with the iDealwine team!
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak -
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