Roches Neuves 2019 Saumur ChampignyRegular price £20
Thierry Germain is one of the great artisan winemakers of the Loire. Working biodynamically, he makes a bewildering array of wines from a multitude of vineyards and soil types. This is his 'basic' Saumur Champigny. It's a fresh, flavoursome red with dark fruit flavours peppery spice.
100% Cabernet Franc. 15 hectares of Cabernet Franc vines, with an average age of 25 years. Harvested on the early side to preserve freshness. Aged in round foudres and demi-muids in Thierry's tuffeau cellars, below the winery in Varrains.