2001 Roches Neuves, Saumur Champigny - Printable Version

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- Innkeeper - 09-04-2003 02:30 PM

2001 Domaine Des Roches Neuves, Germain, Saumur Champigny, Red Loire Table Wine ($11.99 Chambers Street). Clear garnet color met the eye. Ample red fruit on the nose and upfront. Cassis, red raspberries, fine herbs, and a little chalk crossed the palate accompanied by very smooth tannin. The finish rang a couple of bells. Acidity was a little tart on the aperitif glass, but problem vanished when food was introduced. A wonderful food wine.

Matched with well seasoned burgers, and vinaigrette laced salad (mostly from our garden and all from Maine). Happiness is having two more to enjoy, and the possibility of getting more.

- Innkeeper - 10-04-2003 05:48 PM

The second bottle tonight came after a storm blew through here in the late afternoon towards the end of our holiday weekend. We left for awhile during the first power outage, and arrived home with the lights on, but went out again as we got out of the car.

So we got some summer sausage and chedder cheese out of the fridge, quickly and slammed it. Then we down the cellar with a flashlight to grab the bottle. Consumed all in front of a roaring fire. It hardly gets any better.

- Drew - 10-04-2003 06:10 PM

Right on!!! Wish I were sissy whites though, please [img][/img].


- Innkeeper - 12-26-2003 05:02 PM

Killed two more these with the goose and fixings for Christmas dinner yesterday. Appreciated by all. Cab franc and roast goose is a great match.

- Innkeeper - 01-02-2004 08:58 PM

Had another tonight with roasted drumsticks seasoned with orange zest among other things. Mother had her leftover duck quarter, and both had the leftover veggies. Wine went just fine with all. Just like having New Year's Dinner all over again with a different vino.

- Innkeeper - 04-14-2004 08:15 AM

Knocked off the last one last night after cleaning it up with new decanter funnel. Still showed wonderful fruit to match with sauteed ham slices in Cumberland sauce.

- Thraz - 10-10-2004 04:19 PM

Sorry you finished your stock of the 2001, but you might want to drown your sorrows in the 2002 - I just had it and it's wonderful. Was fabulous with a veal blanquette - some will say a white is better but this was great.

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