Name: Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur- Champigny Clos de l'Echelier
Producer: Domaine des Roches Neuves
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
From the Wine Maker:
"This wine had a bright red dress and beautiful purple hues. The nose shows elegance, with fruity aromas of cherry and strawberry. The mouth is full and fat with great elegance. This wine will marry perfectly with red meat tartare or game."
Vinous Review: 90+ points
"Bright ruby with purple highlights. Highly perfumed nose displays raspberry, graphite and violet. Subtle and light on its feet, with good finesse and definition to its bitter cherry and floral flavors. This impressively pure, vibrant wine finishes with silky tannins, good spicy lift and lingering minerality. This is only the second vintage of this cabernet franc, which in its balance is reminiscent of a Chambolle-Musigny. 4,500 bottles made."
-Joel B. Payne