2018 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

2018 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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2018 Saumur-Champigny, La Marginale, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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Description

La Marginale is Thierry Germain’s best-known bottling, and there's good reason for that: the nose expresses a cascade of raspberry and blackberry fruits infused with herbal notes. It has good heft on the palate while remaining fruity and lively. A superb wine combining seduction with complexity. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030
Yohan Castaing, Decanter (February 2019)

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Decanter92/100
La Marginale is Thierry Germain’s best-known bottling, and there's good reason for that: the nose expresses a cascade of raspberry and blackberry fruits infused with herbal notes. It has good heft on the palate while remaining fruity and lively. A superb wine combining seduction with complexity. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030
Yohan Castaing, Decanter (February 2019) Read more
Decanter92/100
La Marginale is Thierry Germain’s best-known bottling, and there's good reason for that: the nose expresses a cascade of raspberry and blackberry fruits infused with herbal notes. It has good heft on the palate while remaining fruity and lively. A superb wine combining seduction with complexity.

Drink 2020-2030

Decanter (Feb 2019) Read more
Vinous94/100
Seamless, balanced and ageworthy. Aged 12 months in 25-hectoliter barrel. Nose full of roses and violets. Silky and cool in the mouth, with fresh plum and black cherry. Finishes full of graphite and crushed stone and a lingering licorice note. Needs a couple years, but this will be exceptional
Jason Wilson, vinous.com (July 2020) Read more
Vinous94/100
Seamless, balanced and ageworthy. Aged 12 months in 25-hectoliter barrel. Nose full of roses and violets. Silky and cool in the mouth, with fresh plum and black cherry. Finishes full of graphite and crushed stone and a lingering licorice note. Needs a couple years, but this will be exceptional.

Drink 2022-2038

Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2020) Read more

About this WINE

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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