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Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain (no reserve) 2015

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • Biodynamics
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

La plus récente cuvée de Thierry Germain offre de beaux arômes de petits fruits rouges et de fleurs qui accompagnera idéalement une viande rouge, un tartare ou un gibier.  More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 slightly stained label
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Saumur-Champigny
  • Producer/Owner: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain
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Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Rôti de veau aux champignons, Canette rôtie, Ris de veau forestière.

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • Lot presentation
    Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain

    Cuvée presentation

    The Franc de pied cuvée is the most recent of Thierry Germain's wines, with the first vintage produced in 2008. It is produced from very young vines (which are franc de pied, i.e. not grafted onto American rootstocks), planted in clay-limestone soil, at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare, and with bunches of grapes vinified whole. The goal? To accentuate that Cabernet refinement even more. With only a thousand bottles produced across 0.18 hectares, this is something of a rarity! This wine offers aromas of red fruits and floral notes, while the palate is direct, clean, full and deep. An ideal wine to pair with red meat.

    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 slightly marked label, 1 slightly stained label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Saumur-Champigny
    • Producer/Owner: Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain
    • Vintage: 2015
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Cabernet franc
    Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain
    Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied Domaine des Roches Neuves - Thierry Germain (no reserve) 2015

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