Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny Franc de Pied 2016Regular price $78.00 Save $-78.00
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.
“Franc de Pied” undergoes whole cluster fermentation in foudres for 8 to 10 days. It is then aged in large foudres for 12 months. This is a Cabernet Franc that can age with grace. Its name means "free of foot."