The 50-hectare Domaine des Roches Neuves is run by Bordelais Thierry Germain and is situated in the appellation of Saumur-Champigny. The winery has existed since 1850, and since purchasing the estate in 1991, Thierry has turned it into one of the finest in France. The estate is run strictly along biodynamic lines, harvesting is manual and yields are low. Vinification is carried out only in small batches and the wines are neither filtered not fined. l'Insolite' is 100% Chenin Blanc from 80-year old vines situated on clay-limestone.
Pale golden in colour. Scents of green apples, lime and honey. On the palate, rich and juicy with excellent acidity and further citrus notes. The finish is lengthy. Drink now or keep for a further 7-10 years. Try with asapragus with tarragon butter, grilled perch with fennel or sauteed sea bass fillets served with a light wasabi cream sauce.