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Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny 2018

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$49.50 in any six
$55.00 each

100% Cabernet Franc. Biodynamic. Germain's entry-point Saumur-Champigny is
drawn from the Domaine's younger Cabernet Franc vines, growing on the
tuffeau/limestone soils around the communes of Varrains, Chaintres and Saumur.
The vines range in age from 5-70 years old (with the average sitting around 25
years) and include some parcels ploughed by Germain's Ardennais draft horses,
Ben and Comtesse. Harvesting is by hand, a cold soak infusion is employed on
some of the parcels, and the wild yeast fermentation and élevage is now carried
out only in tank. Aside from a minor 10 ppm SO2 at bottling, this cuvée is
raised without any additions at all. As an entry-level wine, this is (again) a
killer; darker and plumper than the Les Roches, there's a slick of juicy
blueberry to go with the floral, graphite and fresh herb notes. Just a stunning
wine for the money. The label this year references the amaranth-coloured skies
apparently seen over Saumur in autumn.

"... it starts with a quite lovely nose, a perfect entry-level
Saumur-Champigny, laden with sweet black cherry stone and a touch of black bean,
the concentration of the vintage shining through. The palate carries a bed of
sweet liquorice, currant and cherry stone fruits, the style fresh and bright,
stony but with confident flavours. A charming, fresh and grippy style, wrapped
in some bright and tightly grained tannins." 91-93 points, Chris Kissak, The
Wine Doctor

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    Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny 2018

    $49.50 in any six
    $55.00 each
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