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Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau (no reserve) 2013

  • Yellow fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for the adventurous
  • Color:Orange
  • Biodynamics
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

This excellent Loire vin orange is macerated on the skins for eight months in Italian amphorae (4hl) and matured for a further 12 months in casks. It is unfiltered and made without sulphur. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Saumur
  • Producer/Owner: Roches Neuves (Domaine des)
  • More information....

Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Râble de lapin sauce à la moutarde, Bricks de chèvre, Gibelotte de lapin au cidre.

  • Vintage score: 14/20
  • Lot presentation
    Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau

    Cuvée presentation

    If you have never tasted vin orange, this is the perfect opportunity. This talented winemaker has indeed left his Chenin blanc- biodynamically cultivated- to macerate for eight months on its skins in four-hectolitre Italian amphorae. Next the wine was aged for 12 months in barrels before being bottled without sulphite or filtration. When tasting, it surprises us with its intense colour, its intense aromas of citrus bark and its creamy, round texture, slightly tannic. One thing is certain : this wine will work wonders at the table, with white meat for example.

    Information about domain Domaine des Roches Neuves

    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!

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Saumur
    • Producer/Owner: Roches Neuves (Domaine des)
    • Vintage: 2013
    • Color: Orange
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 22
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Yellow fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% chenin
    Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau
    Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) Michel Chevré Thierry Germain Nicolas Reau (no reserve) 2013

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format