Thierry Germain “Les Mémoires” Saumur-Champigny 2016
The charismatic Thierry Germian takes painstaking measures to translate his diverse terroirs into distinct bottlings with utter clarity and precision. He harvests relatively early to preserve fresh, vibrant fruit. Thierry’s goal is to produce Cabernet Franc with purity, finesse, and drinkability. You will not encounter rusticity, vegetal notes, or hard tannins in his Saumur- Champigny. The biodynamically farmed grapes were destemmed before being fermented and aged in large foudre in Thierry’s frigid cellar carved into the limestone below his winery. “Les Mémoires” is only produced in top vintages from a parcel of Cabernet Franc planted in 1904. Look for floral aromas that give way to flavors of wild strawberry and mint in this elegant red. Best paired with red meat, tartare, or game.