"LA PERRIÈRE MÉGALITHE" SANCERRE
Saget La Perrière
100% Sauvignon Blanc
The caves at Domaine de la Perrière were naturally carved 200 million years ago; The total surface is about 3,000 square meters (32,300 square feet). The caves are the ideal location to age the wines from the 106 acres of the estate’s Sancerre vineyards, located in the districts of Bannay, Verdigny, Saint-Satur, Crézancy and Vinon. These terroirs are where Sauvignon Blanc can best express the symphony of its mineral and grassy aromas in harmony with the flinty soils to create powerful wines with impressive ageing potential.
Stretching from one side of the country to the other, the river of kings has been the homeland of the Saget family for nine generations. Originally from Pouilly-sur-Loire, they decided over twenty years ago to head off in search of other treasures that this beautiful wine region could offer. Over the years, their quest led them along both banks of the river, reaching out to local winegrowers and terroirs.
Saget La Perrière signature brands epitomize the hallmark accessibility and freshness of Loire wines. Their wines embrace a unique showcase range of Loire appellations; from its original home in Pouilly sur Loire to Sancerre, Chinon, Vouvray, Anjou & Muscadet forming an unprecedented collection across the Loire Valley.
All Saget La Perriere vineyards are certified HVE3 which encourages vineyards to focus on increasing biodiversity, decreasing the negative environmental impact of their phytosanitary strategy, managing their fertilizer inputs and improving water management.
Megalithe is the icon wine of Saget La Perrière with the first vintage produced in1998. The goal of Megalithe is to showcase the beauty of aged Sauvignon Blanc.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
The grapes are hand-harvested from the 100% Silex soils. After gentle pressing, 50% of the blend is aged for 6 to 10 months in oak barrels (33% new) just long enough to soften the wine and give round nutty aromas. The lees are stirred regularly to give the wine weight and complexity. To preserve the character of Sauvignon, the other 50% of the must is vinified and matured with particular care in steel vats.TASTING NOTES
The wine presents a yellow hue with lovely gray tints. The first aromatic notes expressed the wine’s terroir of origin and show a slight reduction, pronounced mineral tea, gunflint and pebblestone. Nice lingering aromas which all possess a wonderful purity. On entry to the palate, the wine is broad, powerful and tight, with a slight empyreumatic note. The palate also shows the stamp of the flint terroir, a lovely minimality and purity, which endows it with good length, elegance and freshness. An interesting wine from this very sunny 2018 vintage. Cellaring potential: 10—15 years.
This wine best accompanies the most refined of dishes, such as lobsters or prawns. After several years of ageing, it will be the ideal accompaniment to fried foie gras.