Loire Elite, The Smart Buy:
2015 Thierry Germain Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin

Posted by Joe Salamone

In recent years, Thierry Germain’s Roches Neuves has been catapulted into elite status.

The wines have gained a cult following. Today, we focus on the low profile, value wine of Thierry Germain's lineup, the Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin from the excellent 2015 vintage.

Clos du Moulin is a parcel adjoining Clos Romans, Roches Neuves’ top wine, which is the exact same terroir. Germain doesn’t own the parcel, so he bottles it under the Theirry Germain label. One significant difference is that the vines in Clos Romans are young, whereas the vines in Clos du Moulin are 80-years-old.

Clos du Moulin possesses an unmistakable presence and penetrating textured minerality that old vines often provide. It is a site with a thin layer of sandy clay and solid limestone bedrock underneath. What results is a wine of dramatic grandeur and elegance. People have compared Clos Romans to Corton-Charlemagne, and it’s equally apt when it comes to Clos du Moulin.

The 2015 Clos du Moulin is a great example of the wine. Germain picked on the early side, and the resulting wines have beautiful poise and agility, along with plenty of intensity. The Clos du Moulin has great finesse and an ultra-fine thread of acidity that lends levity and refinement to the wine's saturating textural complexity.

The wine is starting to enter a really nice phase of its evolution. It remains snappy and bright but is starting to reveal the complexity that age will bring. Before wrapping up, I should warn you that quantities are very limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Thierry Germain Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin

Special Bottle Price: $59.95