Roches Neuves, Cuvee Domaine 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: 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.
“Cuvee Domaine” is Thierry Germain’s flagship wine, representing what he can do. This Cabernet Franc from Saumur comes from vines ranging from 4 to 70 years in age! All the grapes are completely destemmed, allowing for a more fresh and fruity wine. It is aged mostly in stainless, with a little bit of little exposure to small wooden tanks for 3 to 4 months. There is no added sulfur.