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Domain: Domaine des Roches Neuves

This week we are delighted to introduce you to one of our favourite domains, a domain which reminds us why we love our profession: it allows us to discover and get to know inspiring producers, such as Domaine des Roches Neuves. Thierry Germain produces superb, biodynamic Saumur and Saumur-Champigny, characterised by the freshness of their fruit and their rare elegance.

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!

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Domaine des Roches Neuves

Domaine des Roches Neuves
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Saumur-Champigny  La Marginale

Saumur-Champigny La Marginale - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

La Marginale is only produced during the best vintages; it offers concentrated fruit and a spicy finish.

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Saumur Terres Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

A rare wine with some unusual features. The Chenin grapes were macerated on their skins in Italian amphorae for eight months. Pair with white meat.

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Saumur-Champigny Outre Terre Roches Neuves (Domaine des)

Saumur-Champigny Outre Terre Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

This Saumur-Champigny has been produced in amphorae to create a supple, dense and fresh wine.

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Saumur-Champigny  Franc de pied

Saumur-Champigny Franc de pied - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

Une cuvée franche de pied (non greffée) très fraîche, ample et juteuse, dotée de délicieux arômes de petits fruits rouges

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Saumur  Clos Romans

Saumur Clos Romans - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

Une cuvée parcellaire confidentielle de chenin issu de sélections massales(produite à seulement 1300 exemplaires. Elle se distingue par une finesse et une élégance rares.

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Saumur-Champigny  Terres Chaudes

Saumur-Champigny Terres Chaudes - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

A fine Saumur-Champigny; particularly fruity and silky, produced by one of the region's great masters.

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Saumur-Champigny Roches Neuves (Domaine des)

Saumur-Champigny Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

The perfect introduction to the mastery of this domain, a long-standing partner of iDealwine. Enjoy it in its fruit-driven youth.

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Saumur  l'Echelier

Saumur l'Echelier - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

Cette cuvée parcellaire confidentielle (produite en seulement 800 exemplaires) se distingue par une bouche riche, puissante et fruitée ainsi qu'une finale saline.

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Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires Roches Neuves (Domaine des)

Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

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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Saumur Terres - Saumur (Orange)

100% chenin

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.

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Saumur Les Pentes du Clos de l'Ecotard Roches Neuves (Domaine des)

Saumur Les Pentes du Clos de l'Ecotard Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

Une nouvelle cuvée parcellaire d'une grande pureté, profonde et distinguée.

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Saumur  Insolite

Saumur Insolite - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

A beautiful expression of Chenin, this aromatic cuvée delivers discrete freshness and a nice density.

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Saumur Clos du Moulin Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

The domain's new cuvée, a very aromatic, fresh and clean white, with intense fruity (white and yellow fleshed fruit) and floral (white flowers) aromas.

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Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier Roches Neuves (Domaine des) - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Carbernet Franc

A freshly fruity Saumur-Champigny with very distinguished aromas and tannins. Ideal with red meats, especially steak tartare.

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Saumur-Champigny - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

Un saumur-champigny rouge biodynamique signé par un domaine partenaire d'iDealwine de longue date. A savourer dans sa jeunesse.

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Saumur  Bulles de Roches

Saumur Bulles de Roches - Saumur (Sparkling)

90% Chenin, 5% Chardonnay, 5% Cabernet franc

The property’s sparkling wine has very delicate bubbles with aromas of pear on the nose and a pleasingly fresh palate. An absolute must!

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Saumur - Saumur (White)

100% chenin

Meticulous maturation results in a complex and deliciously fruity white wine which invites wonderful food pairings.

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Saumur-Champigny Les Roches - Saumur-Champigny (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

An excellent example of a Loire Cabernet Franc, cultivated following biodynamic principles and vinified the most natural way possible.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
The charismatic Thierry Germain has adopted a modern stylistic approach to Saumur-Champigny, striving to express the optimum ripeness of his Cabernet Franc and their élevage in different-sized oak barrels, all the while maintaining the floral, crunchy, fruity hallmark of the Loire. […] His Chenin blanc has also made a reputation for itself, having succeeded in finding the purest ripeness, tension and firmness.
RVF
  • Bettane & Desseauve
The most recent vintages are marked by greater aromatic purity and wonderfully refined textures, thanks to the meticulous work during the maturing process in particular.
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