2019 Thierry Germain Saumur-Champigny Les Roches

Saumur, France

Minerally and powerful Cabernet Franc from the Loire, all organic, and brimming with tense red fruits, crushed rocks, and sinewy feel.



About Thierry Germain

A radical and a lauded spokesperson for his small pocket in the Loire Valley, the fabulous wines of Thierry Germain have turned a spotlight on Saumur-Champigny, with his day job at the famous Roches Neuves or with the range of great value wines under his own name.

A producer with a commitment or biodynamic farming and the Midas touch in the cellar, Thierry has elevated the status of his region through consistently releasing sublime quasi-Burgundian Cabernet Francs and elegant, finessed Chenin Blancs which are magnetic in their energy and charisma.

Thierry Germain
Thierry Germain
Saumur, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Organic. 100% Cabernet Franc. In 2015, Germain's vines that supply the Domaine Saumur-Champigny were severely affected by frost, leading to large-scale losses. Unfortunately, the same occurred in a series of subsequent vintages (most recently in 2021). This bottling then is produced from a friend's 25-year-old vineyard in Chaintres de Varrains, close to the Domaine itself, to make up some of the missing quantity. The winemaking was the same as for the Domaine cuvée: harvesting was by hand, a cold soak infusion was employed on some of the parcels, and the wild yeast fermentation and élevage were in tank.

The quality, too, is cut from the same cloth. Pouring electric crimson, you first get the heady fusion of raspberries, wild strawberries, violets, five spice and crushed rock. Again, it's juicy and supremely energetic with the kind of spot-on marriage of fruit, supple tannin and mouth-watering acidity that will have you taking another sip before you even realise. Both these releases are just fabulous, and fabulous value.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750


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