2019 Thierry Germain Saumur-Champigny Les Roches
Thierry Germain is a producer celebrated and revered in the small Saumur-Champigny appellation; a grower showcasing wine brimming with a style and quality that demands attention.
Organic fruit made from 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). The wine is produced from a friend's 25-year-old vineyard in Chaintres de Varrains, close to the Domaine itself.
Bright crimson in the glass, wafts of detailed red fruit - strawberries, sumptuous raspberry interlinked with violets, baking spice and a slate like minerality.