2016 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

2016 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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2016 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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The 2016 Saumur Champigny La Marginale is from clay over limestone soils and opens with intense, dark and very elegant (cherry) fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated yet pure and fresh on the palate, with dense yet fine tannins and some chocolate flavors, the 2016 reveals blackcurrant notes on the aftertaste.

Drink 2021 - 2030

Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

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James Suckling92/100
Wine Advocate90+/100
The 2016 Saumur Champigny La Marginale is from clay over limestone soils and opens with intense, dark and very elegant (cherry) fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated yet pure and fresh on the palate, with dense yet fine tannins and some chocolate flavors, the 2016 reveals blackcurrant notes on the aftertaste.

Drink 2021 - 2030

Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Oct 2021) Read more
James Suckling92/100
Very perfumed and refined with cherry, wet-earth and tile undertones to the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with some creamy tannins and a fresh, flavorful finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Nice tension to the wine. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Jul 2021) Read more

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Domaine des Roches Neuves

Domaine des Roches Neuves

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Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny is an Anjou-Saumur appellation noted for the uncomplicated, fruit-forward character of its Cabernet Franc red wines grown on the sand over chalky tuffeau soils. The wines are aged predominantly in old oak or inert vessels to give a good-value, early-drinking style. Château du Hureau is a consistently good source.

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Cab.Franc

Cab.Franc

Cabernet Franc is widely planted in Bordeaux and is the most important black grape grown in the Loire. In the Médoc it may constitute up to 15% of a typical vineyard - it is always blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is used to add bouquet and complexity to the wines. It is more widely used in St.Emilion where it adapts well to the cooler and moister clay soils - Cheval Blanc is the most famous Cabernet Franc wine in the world, with the final blend consisting of up to 65% of the grape.

Cabernet Franc thrives in the Loire where the cooler growing conditions serve to accentuate the grape's herbaceous, grassy, lead pencil aromas. The best wines come from the tuffeaux limestone slopes of Chinon and Bourgeil where growers such as Jacky Blot produce intense well-structured wines that possess excellent cellaring potential.

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