Saumur-Champigny "Franc de Pied" 2022 - Domaine des Roches Neuves

Wine of Loire, AOC Saumur-Champigny, Franc de Pied, vintage 2022, Domaine des Roches Neuves

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Franc de Pied" 2022 - Domaine des Roches Neuves

  • EYE: a brilliant ruby color with garnet reflections, characteristic of young Loire wines. The color is deep and clear, indicating good extraction and ripeness of the grapes. Swirling the glass reveals fine and regular tears, a sign of a certain richness in alcohol and glycerin. The visual intensity is engaging, promising a concentrated and generous wine.
  • NOSE: The wine stands out for its aromatic complexity. Initially, notes of fresh red fruits, such as raspberry and cherry, are perceived, accompanied by floral touches of violet. On the second nose, more subtle aromas of undergrowth and sweet spices, such as cinnamon and licorice, gradually emerge. Aerating the wine also reveals mineral nuances, reminiscent of the limestone terroir of Saumur.
  • MOUTH: Frank and fruity attack, with a beautiful acidity that brings freshness and dynamism. The tannins are fine and well-integrated, offering an elegant and silky structure. Red fruit flavors dominate, accompanied by spicy and slightly earthy notes, typical of Loire wines. The finish is long and persistent, marked by a lovely minerality and a slight saline touch. The balance between the different elements is perfect, making this wine accessible now but promising for the years to come.

 In short: The Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied 2022 from Domaine des Roches Neuves presents a brilliant ruby robe, a complex nose of red fruits, flowers, and mineral notes, and a balanced and elegant palate. This wine can be kept for 5 to 7 years, allowing its aromas to develop even further. Perfect to accompany a veal chop with morels, a duck breast with red fruits, an aged goat cheese, a vegetable tart, or a wild mushroom sauté. These pairings will enhance the richness and complexity of this magnificent Loire wine.

Other appellations from this estate: Saumur-Champigny Terres Chaudes, Saumur-Champigny La Marginale, Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier, Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires, Outre Terre, Saumur Blanc l'Insolite, Saumur Blanc Terres, Saumur Blanc Clos Romans, Saumur Blanc L'Echelier, Saumur Rosé Roséphémère...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc
% vol.
13,5 %
Domaine des Roches Neuves
Franc de Pied
Production method
Producer: Domaine des Roches Neuves
Domaine des Roches Neuves

Organic Wine from Loire

Domaine des Roches Neuves is located in Varrains, 5 km from Saumur, in the heart of the Loire Valley. Founded in 1850 by the Duveau family, the estate was taken over in 1991 by the Bordeaux winemaker Thierry Germain. He initiated a conversion to organic farming in the late 1990s, followed by a transition to biodynamic farming in the early 2000s.

Initially covering 12 hectares of Cabernet Franc, the estate expanded by 2 hectares of Chenin and 8 hectares of Cabernet Franc in 1996. In 2012, the vineyard was further enriched with new plots: Clos de l’Echelier and Les Mémoires. Today, the vineyard is composed of 61 plots, spanning 28 hectares under the Saumur Champigny appellation for the red wines and Saumur for the white wines. The exceptional quality of these wines, partly due to the biodynamic methods adopted by Thierry Germain, has enhanced the international reputation of both appellations. Indeed, the estate’s Saumur Champigny is the only Loire wine to be featured in the top 100 best wines in the world according to the American magazine Wine Spectator.

Thanks to his forward-thinking vision and marketing talent, Thierry Germain has transformed Domaine des Roches Neuves into a key reference in the Loire region. His respect for the terroir and commitment to ecological practices, combined with an effective communication strategy, have made this estate a rising star in Loire wines. Thus, Domaine des Roches Neuves blends tradition and innovation, proving that it is possible to reconcile commercial success with sustainable agriculture.

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