2005 Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny, Terres Chaudes

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Press and Tasting Notes

[92 pts Wine Spectator]: Dark, ripe and driven, with plum cake, tobacco, tapenade and violet notes that are then finished off with an alluring kiss of cocoa. Long finish echoes with elegant fruit and floral notes.

Varietal

Cabernet Franc, a black-skinned grape, is grown throughout the world with France being the largest grower. It has medium fruit and body with elevated tannins and acids and is usually moderate in alcohol. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - most famously on the right bank. In France’s Loire ... Read More »

Region

LOIRE

France’s Loire Valley stretches almost 300 kilometers inland from the Atlantic Ocean following the Loire River and its tributaries.  The region is famous not only for its incredibly food-friendly wi ... Read More »