Thierry Germain Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Loire
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This vintage has not been rated yet, see vintage 2019 below

‘From vines planted in 1904 that sit on both flint and limestone, which is a rare combination in Saumur-Champigny, the 2019 Les Memoires is all purity of coulis-like fruit. It offers incredible concentration yet floats in the mouth like a weightless cloud. If there were a Cabernet Franc equivalent of Chambolle Musigny, this would be it. I love it. The finest of chalky tannins are just present on the finish, as if to remind you this is a red wine. 2021-2035’ – Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, 96/100

‘From Dampierre sur Loire, in particular an 80-ares plot that was planted in 1904 facing the Loire, the 2019 Saumur Champigny Les Mémoires opens with a fascinating deep, intense and spicy, really complete bouquet of elegant dark fruits intertwined with spicy-mineral silex aromas, with toasty and floral notes. Full-bodied and fresh, with a vital and nervy structure and salty-crystalline acidity, this is an elegant, tight and refreshing Cabernet Franc from flinty scree and upper Turonian limestone and vinified in cement. A fabulous wine! Tasted in June 2021.’ – Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, 94+/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Thierry Germain
Alcohol 13.5%
Blend information 100% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Franc
Producer information Born to a family of Bordeaux wine growers, at 23 years of age, in 1991, Thierry Germain left the Gironde to start his own domaine, Domaine des Roches Neuves, in the Loire valley. He believes the richness of the soil is key to the finesse of Saumur wines. Thierry Germain along with the Foucault brothers (Clos Rouegard) in Saumur Champigny and Nicolas Joly in Savenières have been three of the biggest drivers for quality Cabernet Franc and Chenin in the Loire. All being true believers in the merits of biodynamics.

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