Domaine des Roches Neuves
2019 La Marginale
Label: Domaine des Roches Neuves
Winemaker: Thierry Germain
Fruit: Cabernet Franc
Region: Saumur Champigny, France
strawberries host illicit dance / belle pepper / red royalty of loire
Whereas Terres Chaudes is limestone, this cuvée comes from clay, the soils five metres deep, the limestone beneath buried well. Again I am taken by the fresh character in what was a warm vintage, with dark and fragrant fruits especially damsons, peonies, violets and pencil shavings. This leads to a delightfully elegant poise on the palate, a medium-bodied presence but with a firm central core of tannic grip and fresh acidity too. It feels structured, firm, poised and upright, with great restraint running into a long grip of ripe tannins. This has excellent potential.
93-95/100 -Chris Kissack, the Wine Doctor
organic / biodynamic
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