Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

9.029 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

A little tightly wound, great purity and almost dark profile with that black/blue fruit and bitter spice. Fresh and edgy acid, a textural red that deserves food to let it shine

A little tightly wound, great purity and almost dark profile with that black/blue fruit and bitter spice. Fresh and edgy acid, a textural red that deserves food to let it shine

Dec 1st, 2017
Antonio Gianola

Violets and blueberries. Outrageously good for the money

Violets and blueberries. Outrageously good for the money

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2017
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

9.2

Eminently drinkable with a demure, thought provoking side. So incredibly versatile and straight delicious. Ripe and perfumed, I could drink this every day and be superbly content.

Eminently drinkable with a demure, thought provoking side. So incredibly versatile and straight delicious. Ripe and perfumed, I could drink this every day and be superbly content.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.0

Beautiful wine! A Beaujolais peat moss style note with green tobacco leaf with purple flowers. Delicate mid palate with a clean acidy finish. Very nimble. Very fun wine.

Beautiful wine! A Beaujolais peat moss style note with green tobacco leaf with purple flowers. Delicate mid palate with a clean acidy finish. Very nimble. Very fun wine.

Jul 8th, 2016
Chris Walsh

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

Pure Cab Franc joy. This bottling never fails to impress me. High toned aromas of deep red fruits and florals. Smoky note of vine clippings burning in the vineyards in Saumur. Truly a wine of place.

Pure Cab Franc joy. This bottling never fails to impress me. High toned aromas of deep red fruits and florals. Smoky note of vine clippings burning in the vineyards in Saumur. Truly a wine of place.

May 13th, 2016
Michael Mallon

Raspberries, sour cherries, black tea, violets, herbs, and funk. A very nice, balanced Cab Franc.

Raspberries, sour cherries, black tea, violets, herbs, and funk. A very nice, balanced Cab Franc.

Jul 31st, 2017
Aaron Tan

The 15' cuvee of this wine is absolutely delicious and offers much complexity for the price. Ripe red fruit core with pleasant green, herbal, and smoky notes. I think my experience with previous vintages of this wine fell in the category of unpleasant Cab Franc, so this is a much welcome change. Beautiful tension between rusticity and freshness. Yum!

From Kermit Lynch:
• 100% de-stemmed
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 8 to 10 days
• Light pumpovers during fermentation—meant to infuse the grapes not extract them
• Aged in stainless steel and wood tanks, on fine lees, without sulfur, for 3 to 4 months
• Communes: Chaintres de Varrains and Saumur

The 15' cuvee of this wine is absolutely delicious and offers much complexity for the price. Ripe red fruit core with pleasant green, herbal, and smoky notes. I think my experience with previous vintages of this wine fell in the category of unpleasant Cab Franc, so this is a much welcome change. Beautiful tension between rusticity and freshness. Yum!

From Kermit Lynch:
• 100% de-stemmed
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 8 to 10 days
• Light pumpovers during fermentation—meant to infuse the grapes not extract them
• Aged in stainless steel and wood tanks, on fine lees, without sulfur, for 3 to 4 months
• Communes: Chaintres de Varrains and Saumur

Apr 14th, 2017
Joe Weinberger

Always solid.

Always solid.

Jan 28th, 2017
Claudio Lillo

🍒🍇💦

🍒🍇💦

Aug 1st, 2016
boyd pearson

boyd had this 2 years ago

boyd had this 2 years ago

Aug 18th, 2017