Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Roches Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.031 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Landon Donley

Super solid $24 wine. This is a great representation of Cab Franc. Perfumed and elegant.

Super solid $24 wine. This is a great representation of Cab Franc. Perfumed and elegant.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Young, but kicking. Boysenberry fruit meets rustic spice and pencil shavings. Med bodied with nice acid. Unmistakably cab franc.

Young, but kicking. Boysenberry fruit meets rustic spice and pencil shavings. Med bodied with nice acid. Unmistakably cab franc.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2018
James O'Brien

Lovely, cold weather red. Lighter than expected.

Lovely, cold weather red. Lighter than expected.

Mar 17th, 2020
Steven Moir

Simple, satisfying.

Simple, satisfying.

Oct 20th, 2019
Jason Miller

Incredible versatility

Incredible versatility

Oct 9th, 2019
Alexander Reshetilov

Вода из под крана с легкой примесью канализации, морс из лесных ягод, навязчивая карамель, пыль.
Лёгко-среднее тело, чуть сладковато. Компотик попить.
Надо подышать, становится чуть стройнее.

Вода из под крана с легкой примесью канализации, морс из лесных ягод, навязчивая карамель, пыль.
Лёгко-среднее тело, чуть сладковато. Компотик попить.
Надо подышать, становится чуть стройнее.

Jun 17th, 2019
Joanne Franzel

Light and fresh. I’ve been liking cab franc lately. This hits the spot.

Light and fresh. I’ve been liking cab franc lately. This hits the spot.

May 13th, 2019
Shigeru Yoshioka

2016

Dec 11th, 2018
Shannon McLaren

Nice light wine, well balanced, enjoying the pepperiness/spice.

Nice light wine, well balanced, enjoying the pepperiness/spice.

Aug 25th, 2018
Ely Cohn

Thierry Germain makes an unmistakable Loire cab franc in a beautiful biodynamic expression of the land. Les Roches is elegant with perfumes, fruit notes, earth components, and roasted bell pepper qualities and without complications from overpowering pyrazines. Grapes are 100% destemmed and so it is a softer wine with subtle smooth edges and well integrated acidity. It needs some time to open so either decant or be patient. I drank over three days and days two and three were best.

PS. I love the drawing on the label. Think and drink. Always.

Thierry Germain makes an unmistakable Loire cab franc in a beautiful biodynamic expression of the land. Les Roches is elegant with perfumes, fruit notes, earth components, and roasted bell pepper qualities and without complications from overpowering pyrazines. Grapes are 100% destemmed and so it is a softer wine with subtle smooth edges and well integrated acidity. It needs some time to open so either decant or be patient. I drank over three days and days two and three were best.

PS. I love the drawing on the label. Think and drink. Always.

Aug 13th, 2018