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Another lovely Saumur Champigny from Thierry Germain


You cannot miss the changing labels of Thierry Germain for he has a certain aesthetic when it comes to his color choices. The recently released 2013 Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny is another excellent, yet different vintage compared to the 2012.  Of that vintage I wrote “Texture is the key” in my post Cahors, Saumur Champigny, and Tautavel.   For this vintage I would suggest lightness (as in levity) and drinkability.  This is the sort of wine to open with your friends.  It it engaging, will stimulate conversation, yet at the end of the evening you will feel satisfied and sober.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2013 Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny – $20
Imported by Elite Wines Imports.  This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc sourced from 25+ year old vines which was fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel then aged for three to four months in both stainless steel and oak.  Alcohol 12.5%.  There was a lovely  nose of white pepper mixed with fresh black fruit.  In the mouth were attractive flavors of tart black fruit, a hint of greenhouse, and good tannins.  Tangy black grip came out with air but the overall sense of lightness and moderate structure suggest a wine to drink sooner than later.  *** Now-2016.

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