Roches Neuves, Bulles de Roche Brut NVRegular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc
The small image that appears on most of Thierry Germain’s labels is a silhouette of the man himself; he is walking, casting a long shadow that transitions into two tall grape vines. This image is the perfect metaphor to imply the large shadow Thierry casts in life; affecting the vines around him through his ability to produce healthy grapes and practice biodynamic farming. While other vignerons in Saumur are pumping as much synthetic fertilizer into the vineyards as possible, Thierry is using compost when necessary, forcing the grapes to suffer, resulting in lower yields and complex pure wines.
This is a Methode Traditionnelle sparkler coming from the Saumur appellation. Vines are sixty years in age. This wine is aged for three months in small barrels, then bottle aged on its lees for nine months to add texture and richness. There is no dosage added to this bubbly. In fact, its name means “Rock Bubbles,” reiterating the clay, limestone soils from where it came.