Thierry Germain of Domaine des Roches Neuves has become the benchmark producer for the region that others aspire to match in quality.
Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)
Winemaker Thierry Germain approaches his craft more like a Burgundian than a typical Loire producer, focusing all his attention on the grape and the terroir. Manual harvesting and painstaking attention to detail ...Learn more
“First I need to clarify the fact that the Winemaker has the same name as me has nothing to do why this is if one of my five picks. I was pleasantly surprised last week when I tried it. As much I like a bit of balanced acidity in the white wines of the Loire Valley, I am not so keen on the medium to high acidity you sometimes find in the reds of this region. This Saumur Champigny doesn't show this characteristic. 'A dark, garnet color with an intense nose of red-berry fruits and a whiff of cocoa. The palate is mouth-filling and deliciously accessible, packed with raspberries and chocolate notes. At 12.5% vol it's a perfect red wine for the summer.”
“This high quality Cabernet Franc from Thierry Germain displays fresh and delicately herbal aromatic qualities while a tongue-coating palette, and palate, of red fruits is underscored by yet more delicately herbal tones and a finish that's succulent, mineral and dry.”