The 2015 Thierry Germain, Saumur Champigny will only get better
Craving a lower alcohol wine, we popped open the 2015 Thierry Germain, Saumur Champigny. For this first several hours this wine is all about subtlety and pencil lead notes. Then it transforms into a dark, savory wine which fills your mouth with satisfying flavor. I recommend you stash away a few bottles for the new year. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2015 Thierry Germain, Saumur Champigny – $20
Imported by Elite Wines Imports. This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc from 25+ year old vines that was fermented with indigenous yeast then aged seven months in tank. Alcohol 13%. This gentle wine begins with pencil lead infused black fruit flavors that pack some weight and roundness. The wine is fresh but not too bright with a modest drying structure. After several hours it becomes a savory, weighty wine which expands ethereally in the finish. **(*) 2017-2019.